Mums/Moms.. How do you spoil your teen-beasts?
Mme Mouse (20y/o) is as home, all teary, after having her ingrown toe dealt with. She can't walk, it's throbbing, and she'll be couch-bound and on pain meds for the next week.
Lima Bean (17 y/o) is making her a pot of her fave tea, and has burnt some fave movies for her to watch.
Thought I might spoil her with her fave dinner tonight (baked chops and Italian potatoes), but thought it might be nice to hear from other mothers about how they spoil their not-so-little children.
I mean, they're NEVER too old for ice cream and chocolate, so I thought a Frangelico affogato might be in order.
Any other suggestions?
I had boys. I admit to buying favorite cereal, having milk in the house at all times, a fresh jar of peanut butter every week, and making a hot meal for supper, no matter what. The best part was being at the kitchen table after dinner in the evening and having interesting conversations as they snacked. I still miss those times.
Have you seen these? http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipe...
They whip up pretty fast and keep well. She can make hot chocolate by just microwaving a mug of milk and stirring the blocks into the milk is a bit of entertainment while chocolate and a warm mug never hurt anything.
Hope she's feeling better soon.
purple_g, I loved this question. I'm a young :) Mom of four. My kids, thru 3 marriages, are 33, 20, 13 & 11 year olds. None of them are too old (& neither am I, hehe) to be spoiled over a bowl of homemade maple ice cream, a pile of freshly baked ginger cookies or a slice of honey cake. And when we are all together, food is never far behind. Food & generational conversation. Bliss.
I have a male child, now 30. His fav foods include American chop suey and pot roast. I was surprised when he requested American chop suey for his 30th birthday dinner but his wife rarely makes it (she hates tomatoes).
Right now he is also a fan of whoopie pies, esp the pumpkin kind which are seasonal. In New England, many gas station convenience stores carry whoopie pies.
My husband likes most homemade cookies esp choc chip, but certain recipes make him nostalgic such as rice krispie treats with chocolate/butterscotch glaze.
Of course, if you DD is concerned about her weight, do not make a big batch of cookies unless you can convince her that people on pain meds do not gain weight.