Jenna Prepares Dinner

Jenna cooks off the salsa liquid

When I was a boy, my mother felt it was important to teach me and my siblings to be independent; to endow us with useful life skills. To that end she assigned each of us one night each week for which we would be responsible for planning, preparing, and cleaning up after a full meal for the entire family of seven. When, a couple weeks ago, I noticed that my daughters were subsisting on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, I guiltily acknowledged my progeny were being cheated out of a bit of quality parenting. I proposed (more like dictated) each of the girls plan a full meal which they would later prepare for the family. Continue reading Jenna Prepares Dinner