Saturday, September 18, 2010

New tradition: Back-To-School's Eve

Inspired by this post and this post, I decided to replicate something similar for Maggie's first day of preschool on Friday.

Granted, I just did the meal. What's a girl to do with a 20-month old underfoot and a 6-week old in the Moby wrap (btw, my favorite baby carrier, go get one if you have an under-1 year old)?

Maggie picked the meal: parmesan chicken (Ina's recipe to which I added bamboo sticks for more fun eating), edamame (Aron and I had artichokes), risotto with asiago cheese, blueberries, and the best-ever-double-chocolate-chunk cookies for dessert (Maggie and I made them together and this is one of those recipes I've modified and feel I've finally perfected; they are addictive!).

We talked about school, what she's most excited about, and how she can be a blessing to her teachers and friends. I'm looking forward to the school year!

And I'm looking forward to future "BTSEs" and going more all-out with decor. This year it was a simple meal shared by our family. But, we loved it. And I need simple and manageable right now.


  1. love it!! The moment is the point right? I want to do this next year. I don't know if I'll ever meet the same level as what she did. Great food, great family!

  2. LOVE IT! I totally saw this same post on Joy's Hope, like two days AFTER Bennett started school! ARG!
    Oh well, it wasn't meant to be this year but next year we will be doing this. I LOVE TRADITIONS!!!