Advice and observations from my children:
Don’t let other people make you feel bad because most of the time they’re only saying that because they feel bad about it.
If you get kicked in the ballsack, it will hurt. Especially if it’s your older brother who does it.
Save your candy until the movie starts. Previews don’t count.
If Mummy says you can’t have something, you can argue with her and she might change her mind. If Daddy says you can’t, you can’t.
Grandparents say yes a lot.
Salad is just another way of saying vegetables.
Your siblings are so annoying but the are also your best friends.
It’s not nice to say I don’t care. It’s also not nice to call someone fire engine poopy head.
It’s okay to say Bloody Hell in America because it’s not really a big swear.
Everyone was once a kid.
Mushrooms are one of those things that look like you shouldn’t be able to eat them but you can.
Extra Thick Garlic & Mushroom Soup
Is this complicated? It most certainly is not. However, this soup is tasty, freezes well, preps in about ten minutes, and if you make it on the thicker side, can even serve as a spread on your toasted bread.
1 lb mixed mushrooms
1 onion, chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
big pinch sea salt
3/4 cup vegetable stock
1/2 cup half & half or cream
Wash and cut mushrooms (don’t be picky about it). Place mushrooms, onion, and garlic in pot with olive oil. Heat on high-med until onions are sweating. Add salt. Add stock and bring to the boil, then reduce to simmer until mushrooms are just soft. Remove from heat. Add half & Half bit by bit until a liquidy as you like. Served topped with watercress.