Cooking 101 for Your College-Bound Child (cont.)
One More Thing Before You Leave
It was difficult for me to say good-bye to my son three years ago, and it's going to be even harder when I take my daughter to school this fall. Spending this special time with each of my children gave me a wonderful opportunity to impart some domestic wisdom, but, more important, it was cherished time to be together.
My son still calls me with cooking and recipe questions, and has impressed a date or two with his culinary skills. I suspect my daughter will feel very confident in the kitchen, and hope she continues to eat healthfully and avoid the dreaded "freshman 15."
All you can do as a parent is to teach your children well and set a good example. As much as I would like to keep them young and at home, I feel great knowing that they passed "Mom 101," and I'm confident they'll be able to fend for themselves in their first apartments.
The real test will be when they invite me to dinner. I await that day with great anticipation.
2 boneless chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
Yield: 4 servings
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