Friday, September 12, 2008

Hop-hops*

Lily is addicted to macaroni and cheese. It is true. She likes all kinds, whether it is the cheap Western Family brand, or the expensive gourmet kind my dad brought her for lunch today. He had gone to lunch with my grandma (not the one we live with), and brought us some food from Z'Tejas at the Gateway. This is the description: Jack’s Five-Cheese Macaroni & Achiote Chicken
Made with bleu, Jack, cheddar, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, finished with toasted bacon gratin.
I found the recipe online if you would like to try it for yourself:
Z Tejax Macaroni and Chicken

Some of Lily's other favorites are:

This is where the term "Hop-hops" came from, because, obviously, there is a bunny on the front, and bunnies are actually "hop-hops" in Lilian (a new language I will post about later). These are quite good, and she and I can sit down and eat a whole box (okay, we eat the whole box everytime). So good!

My aunt buys these, so more often than not, this is what Lily will eat. Two-thirds a cup of water, 3 and a half minutes in the microwave, mix the sauce in, and that's it. They taste terrible though, and aren't very nutritious, but she loves it, and when I don't feel like eating or cooking anything, it is a life-saver.


And then the other day I found these at Whole Foods:


You would have thought Lily had died and gone to heaven. Hop-hop hop-hops! And the box is pink! We had to eat these the very next day. She wanted to eat them the day I brought them home, but she had already eaten dinner.

*If you are ever with Lily, be aware that hop-hops can also mean lollipops or popsicles. If you aren't sure which one she is referring to, look around, you can usually spot the object somewhere nearby.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Hi! That is so weird that you found me the way you did! Yes, I am somewhat ashamed to say we tried it. Not good, to me, everyone else seemed to love it. It sounds weird for you to say "old ward", it really seems like you just left. I still look for you, probably because I still see your sister. Congrats on the new baby! That is awesome. How is it taking care of your Grandma? I hope things are well.
:) Wendy

melissa said...

Tavin is obsessed with Mac and Cheese too. That's all he ever wants. I haven't been as adventurous in the mac and cheese world...he's only had Kraft, but he's hooked!

Char said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! You won't be seeing me in the waiting room this time around, though....knock on wood. Feel free to stalk my blog any time!

Elizabeth said...

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