Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Taking Inventory....

Since Chelsea is in the process
of completing two years in one
so that she can graduate in May
it is of some benefit to do regular 
inventory on the process.  

Yesterday was one of those days.

We took the list of required items
and checked off
what is done....


There is plenty left to keep her 
busy until the end of the year.
Definitely a challenge.
But Chelsea, like me, does 
best when challenged.

What seems strange to me is
that she needs me for 
so little of it.  

This is probably a good thing
since she does so much 
of it late in the evening.  
My brain is sludge by then.

Mornings and late nights are
prime work time for 
An afternoon that isn't filled with other 
activities is seen as an opportunity to create a recipe
for dinner.  Last night we were
treated to chicken breasts
stuffed with rice, broccoli and cheddar cheese.  
But they were only stuffed 
after she had marinated them in 
lemon basil sauce of her own making.
Oh, it was so good.
She lightly breaded them and shook a bit of 
Parmesan on the tops before baking.  
So, I'm thinking, her afternoons should be left open
in the weeks and months to come.
It works so well for me! 
(Shameless Grin)

What have you taken inventory of...


Andrea said...

I am taking inventory of many things, right now. My priorities are begin to change in several areas.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

Tracy said...

Has she considered writing a cookbook?

Vee said...

I'm grinning, too. How wonderful to be treated to such things. Is Chelsea going to a culinary school?

(My darling daughter, much older than your darling daughter, recently made us chicken and it was all we could do to get it down. Oh how we laughed. Then we ate cereal for supper. Seems she went a bit overboard on the salt.)

Tamara Jansen said...

You got your daughter in the kitchen without force?! And it tasted great?! You are a lucky lady :)

Nezzy said...

Many things. I've been organizing drawers and closets, cupboards and notions but most of all I take daily inventory of my life.

Kudos to your daughter, she'll be a better woman for it!!!

God bless and have a glorious day sweetie!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Becky, Funny thing about teens...they have so much energy at night. My kids are the same. Inventory has mostly been going on around our house in a different way. I am trying to clear some clutter and my head at the same time. Hoping that an early Spring cleaning will bring on some better weather.
♥, Susan

Susy said...

Chelsea is a gem ~ hope she knows how special she is. And YUM - maybe she'll treat us to a recipe now and then!
Thanks for your challenging post...food for thought. Blessings.

Elena said...

That chicken dish sounds so good!!

Turtleheart said...

That chicken sounds amazing... next time she creates some wonderful something like this, take a picture so that we all can view the marvelous-ness!

Kelly said...

I love Chelsea's courage to try her own ideas when it comes to cooking and baking. I do a little more of that now than I used to, but I'm always afraid of creating something no one will like, and I don't want to be wasteful. It's also so wonderful that she just seems to know what things will taste good together because her creations are always a hit. That girl has tremendous talent -- she's a real "Ratatouille"!