This was my virgin winter break with both boys in college, so I was definitely a newbie. It turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. I learned many:
1. If you can’t beat them (and you can’t) you may as well join them. Since they sleep till noon, breakfast was at 1 pm, lunch at 5 pm, and dinner at 9 pm, if they’re home for it. More than likely Mom and Dad will be eating dinner alone at a time they never wanted to be eating. Oh, and snack time is any time. Really more like all the time. 2 am is not out of the question.
2. Sleep is for moms of babies. You will not make it through a full night and I’m not talking about bathroom trips. Fall asleep and the garage door goes up. Fall back asleep and it goes up a second time. Start to fall asleep and you realize you never heard it go down after the last time it went up . . .
3. When changing the sheets on the beds, roll them up inside themselves, head straight out to the freezing cold, then unwrap them so you can shake all the food out.
4. Don’t think you’re so smart shaking the food out of the sheets outdoors. The rest of the crumbs from all the missing food can be found in your car. You can’t turn that inside out and shake it.
5. Math lesson: adding one person back to the household doubles the grocery bill. At least. And when they leave it’ll stay doubled until the pantry gets restocked.
Mushroom Stuffed Buttermilk Biscuits
6. Apparently, no matter what your kids are learning at college, there’s also a loss of valuable information going on too. First is knowing how to put dishes into the dishwasher and how to wipe off the counter.
7. Current events: dinner conversation will never be the same. You now know every reason (rational and otherwise) why marijuana should be legal in every state.
8. Logic (or lack thereof): the front door will never be locked. No matter how many times you walk by and lock it, the next time you walk by it’ll be unlocked.
9. If you ask them to remember to do something (like sit down with you to order their books for next semester), here’s your language lesson:
“I’ll never remember” means “I’ll never remember”.
“I’ll try to remember” means “I’ll never remember”.
“OK, I’ll remember” means “I’ll never remember”.
10. Time will fly. One day you’re picking him up at the airport and the next you’re watching him walk back towards that plane. There will be tears. Lots and lots of tears.
Mushroom Stuffed Buttermilk Biscuits©www.BakingInATornado.com
2 cans of jr sized buttermilk biscuits
1 TBSP butter
1/2 # mushrooms
2 green onions
1 clove minced garlic
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 TBSP flour
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
*Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
*Open the cans of biscuits. Peel the top off of each biscuit and set the tops aside. Place the bottoms on the baking sheet.
*Clean and slice the mushrooms. Clean and chop the green onions.
*Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, green onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the mushrooms are soft and completely cooked.
*Turn the heat down one notch, add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for one minute.
*Turn the heat down to warm and add the cream cheese. Cook and stir until the cream cheese is completely melted.
*Place about ¾ of a tsp of the mushroom filling into the center of each biscuit bottom on the baking sheet. Top with the biscuit tops you’d set aside.
*Place in oven and bake for 11 minutes.