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Some chicken thighs are thawing on the kitchen counter at my house. But what shall I do with them? And what shall I serve with them?
In other food related news, elder daughter has a dinner guest coming over tomorrow. It’s her favorite teacher from last year. This teacher was a model of great teacherliness last year. In one memorable episode, she called my wife’s place of business and when she failed to get her on the phone, drove 18 miles to visit in person. The reason? To tell us she thought that our daughter really should be in the gifted program in middle school despite our earlier decision to keep her out. Then when I went to meet her a few days later about her suggestion, she spent over an hour with me, and also set up the initial contact with the guy in charge of the gifted program. Kristin (12) not only invited this teacher, Mrs. P., over but she is also cooking dinner herself.
The menu for our special guest: grilled marinated steak, pasta with butter sauce (kind of alfredo-ish thing my wife invented because the kids love it), and peas. I’m in charge of dessert.