The Girl Can Cook, Too! WooHoo!!
Oct. 7, 2012 5:08 am
Updated: Oct. 14, 2012 11:25 am
My last blog was all about my 23 year old son and his newfound cooking skills. Well... yesterday I got to experience first-hand my daughter's cooking skills. She's been married four years and technically I've known she knew how to cook. I've even eaten
some of her creations. And they were tasty.
But... yesterday she was cooking for me! I had a birthday about a month ago, but life has been crazy (remember I had a tree drop in to create havoc at my house) so my birthday dinner celebration with family was put on hold. Finally a date became available
where we were all free. Kristal asked me what I wanted, as in our tradition where the birthday girl/guy gets to choose what's for dinner. The weather has cooled off a few notches and I was hungry for turkey. Slight problem - Kristal had never cooked a turkey
and didn't want to attempt one. For one thing, she didn't want to even think about touching those "gross guts in a bag". She really wanted me to change my mind and request something easier; something she was familiar with preparing. I'm kind of a stubborn-minded
person. That and I believe it was about time she learned to prepare a turkey. So turkey I was going to get. At least I hoped so.
Friday afternoon I get a text from Kristal. She's asking if an eight pound turkey breast would be big enough. She explained she could try to make a breast so that was as close as it was going to come to a turkey dinner. Hey - sounded good to me! I only
eat the breast meat anyways.
Saturday morning arrived with a little sunshine and plenty of chilly breezes. A perfect day for a birthday turkey dinner. After attending little Yahir's soccer game that is. Yahir is seven and this is his first shot at organized sports and he is loving it.
So am I. It's been years since my own kids played youth sports. Today was his turn to supply the treat for after the game. His treat was quite the hit -- what does any kid bring who's dad runs the Mexican restaurant?? Why, tacos of course! The surprised
and delighted look on the kids' faces as they opened their foil packets was priceless. Smart move on dad's part to think of that - I overheard some parents say they might just have to stop in and grab a few tacos for their lunch. Of course the coaches were
wondering where the pitcher of margaritas was for them. Haha!
Last evening Jon and I arrived at Kristal's house. Shortly after my parents arrived. Kristal was busy with the finishing touches to my dinner. Jake, her husband, helped her so that all dishes were hot and ready at the same time. What a feast we had! She
had made the turkey breast (which was done to perfection and perfectly moist and juicy), homemade mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing (our family is strange..we much prefer stovetop stuffing over homemade and that is what she had), dinner rolls, and the perfect
grand finale: homemade from scratch chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing! A scoop of chocolate, peanut butter ice cream and I was in heaven!
As I sat on Kristal's couch feeling very stuffed, but content, it came to me that it was well worth the wait for my birthday dinner!