Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Daddy daughter night

Rain on our tulips - it's been switching between raining and sunshine days - everything is really green. 

Ava thinks her dad is "cute and likes to read books"

Ava picked out Brandon's outfit for Father's Night at her preschool 

Ava with her class singing their rendition of "Five Little Ducks" 

Ice cream is always on the schedule when your with daddy.

Ava's preschool class had Father's Night last March. I had to laugh when they scheduled it for the first night of March Madness - a sacred night in our house dedicated solely to watching as many games as you can. But, Brandon said he had a great time and their class was so cute.

They filled out a questionnaire about their dad, made cards and ties and then finished with a song. Ava was so excited to pick out Brandon's outfit for the night - "an orange shirt and jeans."

Afterwards they went to DQ and enjoyed some ice cream. Brandon is such a great dad and he had such great night with Ava.

One of Brandon's favorite things to eat is this cauliflower gratin that I made one night when I had to use up the rest of the cauliflower. It's a pretty basic gratin recipe with the white veggie instead of potatoes. It's a great idea for something different for Easter.

Cauliflower Gratin
Preheat oven to bake 400

  • Wash and prep cauliflower 
  • Slice into thin strips 
  • Butter shallow and wide pan 
  • Add veggies and salt and pepper 
  • Add on top heavy whipping cream
  • Sprinkle your cheese (gruyere or another strong melting cheese)
  • toast panko bread crumbs with some butter in pan and add to top
  • Bake on sheet pan until bubbly and golden brown and veggies are tender
  • Let sit for 10 min. and then enjoy!  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that she said her dad is 12 years old!!!