Ik Heb Honger!!
This is something I hear with extreme regularity throughout every day of my life. "Mom, ik heb honger!!!" (meaning, mom, I'm hungry!) Last night, as I was trying to decide what to do about dinner Jari came to me with his usual "Ik heb honger!" But instead of leaving it at that, he added "Mag ik een driehoekje boterham met kaas daarin?" (May I have a triangle sandwich with cheese in it?) "You mean a grilled cheese?" I asked him. "Yeah, a grilled cheese. YUM!" At which point my stomach started rumbling as his suggestion took over my taste buds. Yum, indeed! Erwin heard our conversation as he passed by and with a grimmace on his face and a "Bleech" from his mouth, I decided grilled cheese is what we'd have...I love to tease my husband that way! Kaeden was also thrilled with teh suggestion as long as he could have"tomatoes on his cuz "you know that tomatoes are my very favorite on a sandwich, huh mom?" So, I sent the kids to the bread machine (yes, in Belgium we have bread machines just like a snack machine and I can't tell you how many times I have used it!) to get white bread, because I like my grilled cheese best on white and normally all we eat is wheat. When they got home, everythign was ready to make delicious melty cheese sandwiches...and boy, were they yummy! Erwin doesn't know what he's missing out on...he only chomped away on grilled roast beef and bacon ...not too shabby, I suppose! But next time I hear "Ik heb honger" I'm thinking I'm gonna be craving another grilled cheese...cuz I like cheese like that, you know!