Firsts. My first baby is going off to kindergarten in the fall. This morning was the morning that I signed her up. Waves of nervousness and excitement consumed my every footstep as I walked into her soon to be new school for the first time. Within moments though, I was calm. I knew when I walked in that this was the right spot for her. I've already been through a horrible school in her short academic career. I know what horrible feels like, and I know what "the right fit" feels like too. I researched, did my homework, and felt like this was "the right fit." I couldn't have been more pleased when my "Mom gut" agreed.
Once I finished enrolling her, I quietly surveyed this new place our family was soon going to become apart of. This place where my "preschool" baby was going to become a "big kid." While I'm not quite ready for this big transition for her, I take peace in knowing that she's ready. All I need to do is relax, and come fall, paint a big smile on my face as she takes this next step.
Today holds another first. This, I believe, is the first time I've ever shared a recipe with you of something someone else has cooked! I was at my friend's house last week for dinner, and she made a recipe from the most recent issue of the EveryDay with Rachael Ray magazine, Quick Chicken Vesuvio. It was SOOOOO good! As you can see by the picture, I ate most of it before I even thought about grabbing the camera and taking a pic.
It is essentially sliced potatoes, peas, and chicken with garlic and magic. Yes, there has to be magic because I don't think that just chicken, peas, potatoes, and garlic were meant to taste SO SO good! I can offer you no helpful hints since I didn't make this one. I did want to share it with you as soon as I could though, because it's so delicious. I want you to enjoy it too! Enjoy!