Moments with Eli: Sous Chef


Today, I’m busy making a batch of Pear Honey from several dozen pears someone gave me from a friend’s pear tree. Eli has been assisting me in the peeling/chopping process.

(P.S. That picture shows only about 1/5th of the total pears I have to peel and chop today…and though the skins look mottled, the insides are perfectly white, firm, sweet and juicy!)

Me: “Eli, you make a great sous chef.”

Eli: “SOUS chef? What does that mean?”

Me: “In France, a chef’s assistant is called a ‘sous chef’.”

Eli: “OH. I thought you meant ‘sue’ chef, as in, ‘I’m going to sue you.'”

Me: “Nah. I could never sue you.”

Eli: “I could never sue you, either.”


Eli: “Except, I could sue you for ONE thing…”

Me: “What’s that?”

Eli: “I could sue you for excessive AWESOMENESS!”

Have I mentioned lately how much I love this kid???

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