Food Makes Him Happy. Very Happy.

We went out to eat over the weekend at a buffet. Or butt-fey, as the family is so fond of calling them. Micah's idea of heaven on earth is eating at a buffet. The boy lives to eat, and by golly, there's food there as far as the eye can see. He gets a plate full of salad. And then one with meat. And one with veggies. And he can't eat any of these without ice cream to dip things in. Yes, he dips lettuce in ice cream. And green beans. And anything else that he thinks of. One just can't eat at a buffet without ice cream to dip something in. And he has no less than three plates in front of him at any given time. For real.

On his thirteenth trip to the salad bar (just trying to get his money's worth, and one piece of lettuce at a time helps with that) I found the onion slices. The boy discovered onion slices at CiCi's one day and it's been a love affair ever since. The boy loves lettuce. He eats it raw. The boy loves green beans. The boy loves chicken. The boy loves food. But nothing is as wonderful as onion slices. Micah clapped when I put onion slices on his plate.

He clapped. For onion rings.

And then he dipped them in ice cream.

Eating with Micah is a culinary adventure like nothing else. And now you know why eating a chewed up onion on my hot dog isn't really a big deal. I have a stomach of iron.

8 comments:

Brandie said...

The plate trisomy must be a DS thing. Thats how many plates Goldie had at once at the Pizza Hut buffet last week. She loves salad,but I'll have to let Micah show her how to dip it in ice cream. That's awesome that he loves everything!

Roger said...

Yum! Raw onion in ice cream - was it vanilla? :)

If you get a chance, you will love the buffet at The Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom. highly recommend it, and Micah's eye's will pop out when he sees that spread.

Bonus - He can see the Pooh characters; Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet. Lots of fun.

I wonder if onions and chocolate ice cream will work...

designHER Momma said...

I too can appreciate a good buffet. I'm not sure of the raw onions though...

JennyH said...

I think it's great he is such a good eater. max is a good eater as long as it's cheese pizza!

Sounds like Micah gets the $ worth of food! I always hate paying $4 or so for one, maybe 2 bites of food for a kid at a buffet.

The Sports Mama said...

Not being a big fan of onions here, I'm left wondering if dipping them in ice cream would improve them for me?

Because really.... how can you go wrong with ice cream??

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Micah and Maren could make quite a pair - she is a big onion eater as well! We don't do the buffet nearly enough . . . me thinks we are going to have to remedy that!

BeautifulWreck said...

Onion rings and ice cream. Not bad. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I always thought anything could go with ice cream and that it SHOULD be considered a main course. Micah is brilliant.