Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Homecoming

We’re two weeks from Homecoming at my house. There’ll be no football game, no dance or public fanfare. But there will be preparation and when the Homecoming King gets here, he’ll find his castle intact. {{gulp}}.

I’m flying PurDude home for Thanksgiving. This will be the first time I’ll have him in my home in 109 days. I’ll be cooking and baking not just for Thanksgiving, but all of his favorites for the few days I have him in my clutches here.

Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese | www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe

Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese
Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese | www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe

Here’s where I confess. You see, there’ll be more preparation than just cooking and baking going on. Instead of the decorating normally done for homecoming, I’ll be doing something more along the lines of UNdecorating:

*Take all of my clothes out of his closet and put his back in. I’m pretty sure I know where I threw put them.

*Get all of the Halloween decorations into the storage room and off of his bed . . . and his desk . . . and his bookshelves . . .

*Wipe the eye liner and mascara stains off of his desk.

*Practice my “no, no one’s been in your room, I’ve preserve it like a shrine” face.

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*Take all of my bras off of his ceiling fan (great for air drying, FYI).

*Change the security code on his laptop back to his.

*Wash my perfume off of his sweatshirts and return them to his locker.
*Wipe the crumbs off of his comforter. Oh hell, I’d better wash it, he’ll probably notice the chocolate and caramel smudges.

*Buy some lots of batteries. Either that or figure out how to convince him that the batteries in all of his electronics and remotes were stolen by ghosts over Halloween. No, they did not end up in my electronics when my batteries died. What kind of a mom do you think I am?

*Replace his stash of tic tacs. And don’t even think that I was deliberately snooping. I’m just hyper sensitive to the smell of candy. It’s a gift. Or a curse. Or a gift.

*Take the “Days Since I’ve Hugged My Boy” calendar off of his wall.
OR maybe I’ll just leave it there.


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*Write note to self:  don’t smother him. Hugs and kisses for sure, but you may want to consider letting him breathe . . .

Fifteen more days!
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Sour Apple Challah Grilled Cheese
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
2 thick slices of challah from the center of the bread
3 slices sharp cheddar
½ sour apple (I use Braeburn)
A handful of baby spinach leaves
1 TBSP butter
 
Directions:
*Slice the apple thin, moving from both sides towards the center. Be sure not to get any seeds in your slices.
*Melt ½ TBSP butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
*Place one slice of challah in the pan and move it around so the entire bottom gets buttered. Remove to a plate.
*Melt the rest of the butter into the pan. Place the second slice of challah into the pan. Immediately top with 1 ½ slices of cheddar, then the apple slices, followed by the spinach and then the rest of the cheese. Place the first slice of challah on top, making sure the buttered side is facing up.
*Lower the heat one notch and allow the bottom of the bread to brown and the cheese to start to melt. Flip sandwich over and allow the bread to brown and cheese start to melt on this side as well.
*Remove from pan and serve immediately.

21 comments:

  1. so glad PurDude is coming home...I so have to try that hanging bras on the fans! LOL at changing his password back to his on the laptop.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Bet you can tell how excited I am!

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  2. I'm so glad he will get to come home!! So, I see you have a spare room of sorts....lol

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    1. Shhhh, lets keep that "spare room" thing between us, OK?

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  3. I know these feelings to a quiver! Yeah, I had to restore the 'shrine' as well . . .

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    1. So, inquiring minds need to know, did you get away with it or were you caught?

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  4. omg, this grilled cheese looks AMAZING. I want some immediately. Seriously. What a brilliant idea. This is like restaurant grilled cheese. Yum.

    Glad your dude'll be home soon. The days will probably fly by - so get to UNdecorating, stat!

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    1. You must try this sandwich. Seriously so simple and so good.

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  5. Haha! At least you have survived this long! I am so excited for you to have him back if just for a little while. I am sure you will be cooking it up for Thanksgiving! I am lucky I don't even have to cook this year which is a first. Hubby is complaining so I will probably do a turkey so he can have his precious stuffing! Damn, now I am starving!

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    1. Hubs and I like different stuffings so I make my favorite for Thanksgiving and make another turkey on Christmas day and use his. Then we both get ours!

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  6. you got me at challah, sharp cheddar and spinach

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  7. Right there with you! Last weekend my husband and I drove 12 hours, round trip, to watch my daughter's swim meet - but my real motivation was really just to give her a hug! Happily, she will be home for Thanksgiving too - and I am still counting the days until her flight arrives!!

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    1. Yes, you beat us by 2 hours, I only drove 10 hours to see my boy last month. But the hugs at the end of the trip? Priceless! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

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  8. Awww....so sweet. This will be me in two Thanksgivings. I'm sad already!

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    1. It's really bittersweet. I love that he's growing and thriving, but I miss him like crazy.

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  9. I love how much you miss him. He will be one spoiled boy for those few days. Thanks for the tip of drying bras on the ceiling fan. You. Are. A. Genius.
    <3

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    1. Ha, so glad to help with your clothes drying needs!

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  10. Oh my...that sounds like a lot of work. Can't he just stay at a hotel? ☺️

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    1. {{Gasp}}. I don't think that would be workable given my plan to hug and kiss him fairly constantly!

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