Note to parents of college and high school-aged children
It Does Not Get Easier to see your bouncing baby (at least in your eyes) go solo through security and off and away.
And the corollary--
It's rather painful for the child at home because Teenage Boys Do Not Appreciate Being Smothered. At All.
So this mother is cooking and then sending a food care package, of course! Here's what's cooking this week.
Bought mushroom/artichoke pasta with pesto sauce. If it didn't come in a takeout container, it still counts as cooking.
Mayonnaise Chicken, roasted tomatoes and roasted asparagus. Maximize the oven. Plus, the radiant heat carries over into where we watch TV. With store-bought jalapeno cheddar bread, pickled lemons from Israel and homemade pickled green beans.
Orange salsa pork chops, chard and jasmine rice. Another 1-pan dinner, plus rice cooker.
Spicy turkey burgers and roasted sweet potatoes.
Clam and canellini bean soup. And bread for sopping things up.
There may be some change-ups as I just noticed that this week is a little rice-light. Also trying to make homemade granola. It uses flaked coconut, so I hope not to set the oven on fire. Again.