Wednesday, May 14, 2014

kid at heart

I recently read an article of a parent's account of how it feels to have a grown child begin their first foray to university or college. 

There have been a lot of articles about this actually.  Feelings of nostalgia, heart in the throat, bittersweet heartache as they watch their babies become adults right before their eyes.

Although my children are still quite young, it won't be long before I too, will personally empathize with that same feeling of those parents kissing their kids off to college.  I already can relate to that feeling as I watch my kids go through the final stretch of yet another school year, finishing yet one more grade.

As I think about the summer holidays ahead, it's just another reminder that this childhood story, although fleeting, never really ends.  It just evolves and becomes more sophisticated, more challenging, and equally rewarding as our kids remain child-like at heart while approaching ever so slowly into adulthood.  Yes, they might rather just surf the waves instead of playing in the sand.  Or they'd rather see a movie with their friends instead of just watching a family movie.  Although their tastes may become more adult like, no matter what, they'll always be our little kids in our hearts.

Grown Up Grilled Cheese 
(Blue Cheese & Fig Jam) Sandwich Pockets
(makes approx. 5 sandwiches)

  • 8-10 slices of bread
  • ½ cup of crumbled blue cheese (to taste)
  • ¼ cup of fig jam (to taste)

  • Heat your panini press, waffle maker or sandwich maker (I used the sandwich pocket maker for this)
  • Place a piece of bread on the press or sandwich maker
  • Add the blue cheese and jam.  
  • Place another piece of bread on top, and press with the sandwich maker.
Note:  A panini press or sandwich maker isn't required.  You can grill this like a grill cheese sandwich, on a cast iron skillet.


1 comment:

  1. nice idea for my grownups.. i am so sure they will like it so much.. <3 lots of love for you my dear for sharing so nice sandwich recipe :)


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