|No, she never listened, not even at this age|
Case in point: My darling daughter calls up and asks what she can do with the rest of her cilantro. She made salsa but, "What else is it good for?"
Hello! Has this kid ever eaten at my house??? I tell her she can add them to anything Mexican and/or Dominican. Then she asks how to make Dominican beans, but "make it quick, Mom, I don't have much time."
This is when I sigh and just tell her to go to Glory's Garden in the kitchen. She'll find the recipe there. "Oh, okay. Thanks, Mom," she says and off she goes. I can only imagine what disaster she will create on her own. She once blew up a pot just boiling water for spaghetti. OY!
|Sports was an useful endeavor|
Now, this wouldn't have happened, this complete inexperience in the kitchen if she had only watched me one of a few thousand times while I was cooking. I had asked several dozen times for her to join me in the hope she would learn, after all. She might have already known what cilantro was used in and even how to make my delicious beans and rice which she used to LOVE. But no, she had better things to do... like...uh...I couldn't tell you. My daughter used to spend a lot of time doing things like watching TV, painting her nails and flipping endlessly through useless magazines.
|My Aunt Thelma with Alexis|
Perhaps I should say NOT doing useful things... like learning how to cook because---this may come as a shock to some of you, so hold on to your seats (I'm sure it came to a shock to Alexis)-- you may have to, one day, eventually go out on your own and actually feed yourself. DUH!
If only they would listen...