I've been on my own...
Lori took her Mom over there as a birthday present. Being a traveler myself, I know the pain of having to stay in different hotels frequently – the worst was when I did five Scandinavian countries in five days (that was after a half a week in Estonia). Packing and moving every morning is a real pain. They are doing something similar – five hotels in six nights. I’m not envious at all…
Anyway, that means someone has to stay behind and be the responsible adult and I keep waiting for that someone to show up. Meanwhile, I guess it is me. Tonight Megan decided she wanted to cook her first dinner all by herself. My dinners consist of hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages – really good stuff. I guess she was tired of that and she wanted something more substantial. So, she developed the menu – chicken, rice pilaf, and broccoli. We went shopping, got what we needed and the cooking began:
She decided on BBQ chicken (she picked out a really good sauce, sweet but smoky – we all liked it). And after getting the rice pilaf started headed out to the grill:
I stressed the importance of getting the stripes right – she did an awesome job there getting the little diamonds (she would make a mean steak I think):
At the end of it all – we had an excellent dinner (just like when her Mom is home). Even Alan complimented her – and there was absolutely nothing leftover.
And what is a good dinner without some dessert:
Nothing like Krispy Kreme, they are not just for breakfast anymore!