My beloved birdie #1 is flying out. Flying 2,000+ miles, yet our birdie assures us that the distance has nothing to do with us. However, for the record, most of the schools that said birdie applied to were at least 400 miles away. And one was in another country.
We're eating birdie's choice this week. But even that won't sway the inevitable. Besides mixed-plate emotions, here's what's cooking this week.
Kim Chee Pork, rice and Okinawan sweet potatoes
Almost Alfredo Pasta. It's amazing that this uses no cream and non-fat milk.
Zippy's Chili (when you are far away). With rice, cheddar cheese and Fritos. No Hawaii this summer, so this is the next best thing.
Thai Chicken Curry. All of her favorite things.
Truly This Is It. Out to dinner at birdie's choice.
Extras--Favorites and Comfort Food
Vanilla Tapioca Pudding
Ginger Sugar Cookies
Black sesame and assorted Ben and Jerry's ice cream
Chili Cheese Fritos, which is how this mother will self-medicate.
Good luck to all the birdies who are flying off in the next month or so, and the parents who will watch them go.