Friday: Salami and cheese panini
Reflections from the Backcounter
Keeping teen age boys fed is such a challenge. Last night we picked up our 16 year old boy and his friends from a party and brought them home for a sleep over. We did not arrive home until after eleven because we took a detour to see the darling Bergamasco puppies I have written about before. (This is a hint...I need more pictures!) As I reflect on it, the care and feeding of these puppies is not unlike the care and feeding of teenage boys. If not fed frequently and consistently, they begin to whine, yelp and tug on their mother. Too bad I can't just get up and leave the whelping box ! In any event, these guys were starving and here I was in my kitchen at nearly midnight with the need to to whip up some sustenance for these monster teenage metabolisms. After a quick sweep of my pantry and fridge I realized that choices were limited but in the end came up with a calorie dense midnight snack. I made Chicken quesadillas with refried beans on the side. They loved it and ate their way through about a 1/2 pound of shredded cheese! My stock pantry items saved me. I love Costco...shredded cheese, tortillas and a case of refried beans always seem to find their way into my cart and last night it paid off. I am tired this morning and realize we will need to be at it again. We are aiming for pancakes (Forget pancake mix.. one box goes nowhere...I am buying flour in bulk! ) and a pile of brown sugar bacon. Off to the stove...