Oh... Pussy Willow dear ...
Do you Know that Spring is Near
and the Cold March Winds are Blowing.
Wrapped in Fur from your head to your Toes
You Don't Care How the MARCH winds Blow...
(we sing two times)
I know a little pussy her coat is pearly gray,
She lives down in the meadow not very far away.
She'll Always be a Pussy.
She'll Never Be A CAT;
For she's a Pussy WILLOW;
What do you think of that...
MEOW, MEOW, MEOW... SCAT!!!!
> > > (here we are moving our fingers like in the itsy, bitsy, spider) > >
Note to Everyone.... I don't measure the ingredients; I just add, smell and taste.
Oh and to get kids to eat it, at first I go light on the onion, garlic and ginger even the types of veggies to build trust and confidence for a bit...Also as I serve them I fill their bowl with the soup first, then I add the cooked rice noodles on top.
* Add Olive Oil into the pan just covering the bottom of the pan.
* Zig or chop finely:
1 or 1/2 onion
1 or 2 garlic cloves
1 Tbs or more of fresh peeled ginger (almost the most important ingredient)
* Put into the OLIVE OIL sauté
* Add 3 Tbs of Tamari (Wheat-free) (rounds out ALL flavors somehow)
**********That is your base. This is the YUMMY beginning.***************
Let it simmer (I do ALL this before the children arrive). Turn off stove until veggies are ready to add
The Children and I "chop, chop and cut, cut..." ANY AND ALL combinations of Vegetables. Whatever is in the house, the garden...etc. Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes (a hit), parsnips, carrots of every color, turnips, etc...
* Add veggies to the soup and sauté with all the YUMMY beginning
* >Now add some water (2 cups to start)>
* >2 Tbs Organic Better than Bouillon>
* >Then, we pinch and I chop FRESH Kale, spinach, etc...>
Meanwhile, another POT of boiling water. ADD
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Tinkyada Pasta Joy: Brown Rice PASTA. (COOK AL DENTE' serve separate from SOUP AND ADD into each CHILD'S BOWL OF SOUP. ENJOY.... ENJOY....