Life Experiences may change us, but it starts and ends with Family…
Most of you will recall I started my blog the day after my oldest left for college. Although we have had 18 years to prepare for this day, I don’t think that any Mother is ever truly prepared for the day they drop their child off at College.
I can still read my very First Post and get the chills. The day your child leaves for college is a day of such mixed emotions. I was so happy for my daughter because she was accepted into the college of her choice. As my overachiever, she had worked hard for her acceptance. In many ways, Alexandra, inspires me . She is always my biggest cheerleader, adviser, menu planner, recipe tester, wardrobe consultant, and best friend. The real question here was not how was she going to survive without me….How was I going to survive without her?
Last week, as we were setting the table for Sunday Supper, I received a text from Alexandra. It was a picture of the Sunday Supper Alex and her friend Leigh had prepared. Chicken, Rice, Chick Pea Salad and Cupcakes for Dessert. Pretty impressive meal for college students living in a dorm.
Their Chick Pea Salad is out of this world! Once again, my daughter had inspired me. Not only by her recipes, but to continue to inspire my children to spend time Around the Family Table. The Family Table can be anywhere…. as long as the main ingredient is Love!
Chick Pea Salad ala Alex and Leigh
- 1 16 oz can of Chick Peas
- Medley of Onions and Peppers chopped (sold in the produce section of most grocery stores)
- 1 Cup of Mushrooms
- 4 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Kid Ratings: Alex 10, Ronnie 8.5, Reis 9.5, Riley 0 (Riley doesn’t like chick peas, onions, peppers or mushrooms) Gotta work on him! Guest Ratings: Leigh 10