Consider yourself warned!
My own mom never let me drive when I was learning so I already knew that I didn't want to be like that. I took him to get his permit and then took him to an empty parking lot to practice driving around....then I let him venture out on the street and drive us to the mall for dinner. He did such a fabulous job, you know, for his first time behind the wheel and all.
This all really makes me think back to all the little steps of 'letting go' as a parent. Things like letting him walk to school on his own for the first time, riding his bike around the neighbourhood with his buddies (without me following them around), and sending him to the IGA to pick up a couple of ingredients for dinner on his own are all in the back of my mind these days. Until he gets his actual license, he needs to have a trusted adult in the passenger seat but I will hold on tightly and do my best to let go when the time comes....if I have to....
Let's get to the food now, shall we?
Since we've been busy, I have been trying to cook up a a big batch of something tasty on the weekend and using it during the week. This week I got an email from the Canadian Parent website with a slow cooker recipe for Beef Stroganoff that looked so simple and straight forward, I gave it a shot. Here's the link to the site. I won't post the recipe here but please go to the website and check it out. There are some pretty neat slow cooker ideas there.
|Pile stewing beef, onions, mushrooms, and beef broth into the slow cooker|
|Reheat in a large skillet on the stove|
|Boil your pasta|
|Roast asparagus at 400 for 10 to 15 minutes (brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.|
Guess what, everyone loved it. It smelled soooooo go while cooking but we actually didn't eat it until the next day but it heated up so nicely. I heated the beef on the stove while boiling the pasta and roasting some asparagus! It really was a tasty meal!