The other night while I was tucking in my super snuggly 10 year old into bed, we discussed possibilities for the next night's dinner.
“Fennel” he suggested, “I really like it because it's sweet and also very healthy!”
“What would you like for our protein dish?” I asked. “What about that roasted chicken I made the other night that you guys gobbled up?”
“No, something else, something sweet and sour,” he replied.
“Ok,” I said. “What about agave lime chicken?”
“Yum! That sounds great.” my little gourmand answered.
After that we snuggled up some more and I asked him what he was thankful for.
“That I get to go to school, eat pizza and play my instrument,” he said babbling on happily about still other things for which he is grateful.
Having children is a lot of work, as we all know. And yet, there seems to come a point (when they can dress themselves and then help with the household chores some) that they start to become a lot more fun and a lot less work. That's the point that we're at now. We've been there for a while and I am relishing every moment of the time we spend together (except when they're fighting, that's a bit loud).
On a different night, my son begged to come along to a class I taught at the fabulous Culinary School of the Rockies (the place is amazing and I highly recommend ALL of their classes).
He pleaded with me, “just tell them you have an assistant and he teaches with you.”
I left the house without him and still had a delightful time teaching in their stunning facilities with a great bunch of students and the amazing CSR staff helping out to boot. Maybe next time I'll take him ;-) For now, he'll have to settle for the agave lime chicken.
I may have first heard about agave lime chicken from ~M, who discussed it long ago in the comment section of one of my posts.
The original credit for this recipe goes to the Goddess. The Goddess of Gluten-Free that is. She has a delightful looking recipe for this combo and I give her full credit for coming up with it. Thanks Karina! I love your down to earth ideas and super sassy writing style.