I look forward to every single Wednesday night during the school semesters because DoodleBug and company come over for dinner.
It's nice/comforting/pleasing to know that parents are still needed and appreciated once their children have grown up and moved out. Even if it is only for a home cooked meal. And venting. And trips to Michael's (gotta love education majors, right Joyce?).
I also have the pleasure of seeing DoodleBug and Gibbsterrific on Wednesday mornings on their way to practicum. How lucky that they were assigned to the building that originally housed the elementary school that DoodleBug, her three sisters AND their dad, attended.
And, of course, I decided that they just can't go back downtown to class without first having a little something in their tummies.
Another plus? College kids and young adults who have just entered the work force do not mind being guinea pigs one little bit!
Finally, I know that on at least one night every week, they are eating healthy. Organic. Sugar and gluten free.
Here are a few things we've had in the last few weeks:
Butternut squash pie- so good!
Last week I made these parfaits for DoodleBug and Gibbsterric after practicum.
This week I made gluten free scones from scratch-they enjoyed the scones with organic roll butter and SC honey--
I found gluten free pizza crusts at Whole Foods so, last night, we made our own individual pizzas. I totally forgot to take pictures before we started eating so I suddenly yelled out, "STOP EATING!" You should have seen the look on their faces. Priceless. And then the look when I told them it was just because I needed to take pictures for the blog. Oops.
One thing that I also do for them every week is make a new dessert. These kids are so awesome- they NEVER complain! Last night I made a carrot cake.
I love cooking healthy meals even though everything I make is now from scratch. It's worth it!
But what I love even more is that the kids come over every week and indulge this empty nester.
Have a great weekend y'all!