THE COLLEGE FRESHMAN ADJUSTS....and so do I
Jul. 14, 2010 6:13 pm
Updated: Jul. 22, 2010 3:57 am
I'm sure many of you have experienced this even earlier in the summer than I have. Can we take ourselves back to our college/early working years when, free of the walls of high school, we felt our wings for the first time. Away from home, coming and
going when we pleased, knowing that staying out talking and walking and talking and walking was probably not bright, but then, not really caring. Propping our eyes opened in our 8am class, drinking copious amounts of coffee to get through the day and then
doing it all again the next night.....ah the days of complete freedom....that is until you had to return to real life, back home for the summer......back to responsibility, accountability, jobs and ...worst of all curfews! And so is my plight...a 19 year
old freshman who thinks staying out way too late and then driving home (we are a little bit rural) is somehow suppose to not turn my hair grey. The negotiations have begun. I want 12 oclock, kid wants 3 oclock...I say not on your life, kid says Oh, Mom,
I've been doing this at college....I say, not in a car, kid says no difference....and on and on we go. I just don't like anyone on the roads that late unless it just can't be avoided. So hopefully we can arrive at a time that we both can live with. I'm
sure there is a little bit of my mother heart also dealing with my youngest growing up and away...ya think? Ha!.....we've got a few more summers to go and no doubt, some growing pains on both sides.....Lord, help us through it all!
Maybe I'll make us some Mac & Cheese and we can both relive our freshman year......here's a really good, tastes almost like Kraft, Mac & Cheese recipe......
Mac & Cheese for One
1 cup cooked elbow macaroni
1 tsp butter
3 Tbsp evaporated milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
3 Tbsp sharp cheddar, shredded
Cook and drain pasta
return to pot and melt in the butter
toss to coat
add all but the cheese to the pot
stir a few minutes to heat through and then add the cheese
put the lid on to melt the cheese
stir and serve.
**if you are making a larger recipe, you can add an egg to the milk for a creamier sauce.