March 2, 2011
My daughter Hannah has a fascination with bacon and a teenage metabolism that can handle it. Forget the eggs, toast, pancakes or French toast, this kid just orders plates of bacon; fried to a crisp with a little of the squishy fat left in tact. Unless I'm using it as an ingredient in beef bourginon I detest bacon, but I'll still make it for her. How can you say no to this, especially when its a birthday request? This adventurous teen of mine is also quite capable in the kitchen. Yesterday, she defrosted and fried up an entire 2 pounds of bacon without my knowing. I entered my house to the thick greasy scent that only bacon leaves behind, took one look at my stove and knew what had happened. The fact that she actually defrosted the package to make this food shows how desperate she was to eat it. With a shiny smile she tells me she just ate a whole plate of bacon and cooked it herself. She went on to describe the striped pieces of pork floating in a ton of fat with a high flame underneath them in the cast iron pan. All I could think was- this kid is going to burn the house down all because of a craving. I envisioned floating fat and the flame from our gas burner flickering and igniting the contents after jacking up the heat too high. Looking back all while smiling, I made sure she knew where the kitchen fire extinguisher was located and how to use it. She zoned out when I tried to remind her that cooking something on high heat does not mean it cooks faster. She was still on her little bacon high. How to remove the splattered stains on her clothes and kitchen top would have to happen later.
She buzz words
She could be a
- Receptionists at an ENT's office
Right now she could be working at a
- Construction site
- Town Hall
- Walk-in Clinic
- Cat Boarding Establishment
Right now she could be
- Cleaning the litter box
- Planning to start a small business
- Frosting cupcakes
- Waiting to pick up a child from school
"I know I need to pick my battles but really, it's to the point where I can't even see my teenagers bed! Someone has got to clean their room!"
She Phone Starter
Would she or did she allow her mother-in-law in the delivery room?
Moms' 10-worst habits according to Yahoo Shine
- Not taking off shoes
- Not being an active example
- Sending kids to school sick
- Catering to a kid's food choices too much
- Eating off kid's plate (extra calories)
- Making food a battle with her kids
- Allowing kids more than two hours of computer and video time per day
- Eating junk food
- Foregoing family meals for fast food
Chocolate is a way of life for many. Printable chocolate is another good reason not to let a day go by without some splendid cocoa. These individual chocolate pegs can spell or print out words before they are consumed. Say it with chocolate can be found at www.jamiewieck.com.
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