Amos loves to spend time with his family. I mean all kids do, right? It seems like for him it's deeper than just a normal night. When we are all together and all eating a meal together we call it “family night”. Truly nothing special goes on most of the time, but to Amos “family night” is his favorite night of the week. Sometimes we play games, sometimes we watch a movie, or literally sometimes it's just us all in the house at the same time cooking dinner and then eating together.
Since Amos has been home one of his favorite “family nights” are when daddy makes HAITI RICE AND BEANS. He literally will lose his mind when he finds out we're having that. I think there's part of it that he truly just likes it, but also I think it's something that he can claim as his. He's from Haiti and the other boys aren't. It's like it sets him apart and it's something that daddy makes because he loves Amos. He's always trying to fit in and find where he belongs and I feel like this is something that makes him special. I love that we can eat this once a week to show our kid how much love him!
Another thing Amos loves to do is help in the kitchen. Aaron is way better at this than I am. I don't like kids in the kitchen when I'm cooking. I barely like to be in the kitchen when I'm cooking, so the thought of kids in there making things messier and more work is not something I enjoy. Aaron gives them tasks and let's them feel important. Clearly he is the better parent in this scenerio.
When Amos is the helper for the night and the meal that's being cooked is Haiti Rice and Beans we have one happy kid!
would Aaron be willing to share his recipe?!
Click on the words Haiti Rice and Beans in my blog and it goes to a place he has shared it. although i will say i think he’s changed a few things since he wrote taht. 🙂
When the vibe was here in September Geronne gave him a new lesson … there are lots of secrets she hadn’t shared (coconut is a key ingredient) …. Tell Aaron he needs to do an updated blog post 🙂
Does he think he has this mastered now? (Amos seems impressed!)
Oh love that! Can I make them and just call them Rwandan Rice and Beans?
Amos is 100% impressed with his daddy’s rice and beans and thinks he is the best man in the world when he makes them for him!!!
It’s the small things in life that matter I guess!
Amos sounds like J. J loves nothing better than all of us being together even if we’re not really doing anything. And he loves to help in the kitchen!
Oh no!! I had the recipe bookmarked, but it says it’s gone now :(. We lived this when I made it the first time, and we were going to have it again tonight, but I can’t remember how to make it. Help! 🙂
Oops I meant “loved”. My iPhone thinks I have huge thumbs…