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So, we are preparing for our trip to Maui. A last minute mani-pedi at Dashing Diva is standard protocol. And I decided to bring Jada along too.
"Mommy, nice nails!" is a common compliment and she immediately insists on a fresh coat of paint for her own.
I thought that she would be thrilled to ger her nails done with me, but as soon as the manicurist tried to touch her little fingers Jada started to cry. "No nails, Mommy. No nails," she insisted nervously.
"Ok," I agreed. "The lady will just do my nails."
She sat on my lap and watched the process of cleaning and filing suspiciously, but once the nail painting began she lost all reservation.
"Me too!" she smiled.
So, Jada got her first manicure, a quickie without the cleaning or the filing, with the same color as her Mama, with the bonus of two little hand drawn green flowers (her color choice) on each pointer finger. She was delighted. And I was too.
|chicken liver, whipped|
Chicken liver. Don't get grossed out. I don't mess with innards too much either, but I do enjoy a good chicken liver pate every now and then. And I only eat them out. So, this week, when I went through my ritual of boiling a whole chicken, and inspired by my girl Tamar Adler and her Everlasting Meal , I set the livers aside.
|chicken liver, raw|
Gross at first glance, I know. But things got better very quickly: I seasoned them with salt and pepper and seared them in a dab of butter and removed them from the pan.
Then I diced a small shallot and threw it in to the same pan with red wine, to deglaze it and pick up all those little pieces of goodness left behind.
|chicken liver, smothered in red wine and shallot marinade|
|Mom's Soul Food Spread|
|Dave and Jess joined us.|
|The Finicky Eaters: Ryan and Ty|
|Papa Irv and Lulu|
|California Roll by Asia|