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???