Is it odd that I think Hanna is more ready for it then I am??
Stephen started it with her after several people told us they thought she was ready. I didn’t believe it. Then she actually started going. Now she has far fewer wet diapers. Like she doesn’t wet one all night. She goes on the potty before bed and when she wakes up. Yesterday she pulled the sitter into the bathroom because she had to go.
I guess I should be glad she doesn’t like wet diapers. My budget will like it too!
What’s funny to me is that she can’t tell me what she has to do but she knows when she has to do it. We aren’t forcing the issue. If she goes she goes. If she doesn’t then that’s fine to. I’m not all about letting her sit there for an extended period of time in hopes that she might go.
Any potty training tips that you would like to share? I haven’t done much reading about it because I didn’t think we I was ready but maybe it’s time I should…
I came across this recipe in the Taste of Home/Healthy Cooking August/September issue.
We've made it a couple of times and I like it more and more each time. The best part is, Hanna loves it! I didn't think children her age liked feta cheese!
Linguine with edamame and tomatoes
Total time:25 minutes
8oz uncooked multigrain liguine
1-1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
4 green onions, thinly sliced (I never have these so we just use some yellow onion)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp minced basil
Cook linguine according to package directions, adding edamame during the last 5 minutes; drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking liquid.
In a nonstick skillet, saute onions in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, garlic, oregano and salt. Add wine and reserved cooking liquid. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Add the linguine and edamame; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and basil; toss to coat.
Adding the extra liquid is key because without it, the dish can be dry.