There’s a little notebook in the top drawer of my dresser, where I recorded fun little stories about my kiddos when they were young. I’d write down the silly things they’d say, or questions they’d ask. Now and then I still pull it out, sit down and skim through its, which alway leads to calling my Mum and my sister Nancy. The calls go something like this, “Hey! Remember the time……” and 30 minutes later we’re all still laughing, and remembering other cherished stories.
Tonight I was up late when I pulled that little notebook out, so I won’t wake either of them up. But just in case someday that little piece of history gets lost, or forgotten, or tossed in the garbage once I’m gone, I thought maybe I’d record a couple of fun stories so that they always have opportunities to read them and enjoy some laughter as they watch as their own years go by.
One rainy day I took the kids to the show, and on the way home we stopped at a local restaurant (probably the Ram’s Horn in Troy) for some lunch. Rory was probably 6, and Ian 4. Ian couldn’t seem to make up his mind what he wanted to eat, so I made the recommendation for a grilled cheese.
Well, you would have thought by the disgusted look on his face that I’d asked him to eat a plate of spinach, or worse yet – a bowl of worms or some other gross thing! He then rolled his eyes and said, “I don’t want a GIRL cheese! I want a BOY cheese!”
And from that day on, the only person in the MacDonald house to ever eat a GIRL cheese was me! And I’m sure you and everyone else knows how to make one, but I’m including the recipe below for the BOY cheese just in case anyone is interested in being adventurous and trying something “NEW!”
And…. here it is!
Ian’s “Boy Cheese” Sandwich Recipe
Preheat your skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of white or whole wheat bread. Place the bread butter-side-down onto the skillet bottom, and then add 1 or 2 slices of American or cheddar cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of cheese. Grill until lightly browned and then flip it over and continue grilling until the cheese is melted.
Good with a dill pickle, or a cup of tomato soup, or with a slice of tomato dipped in Ranch dressing 😉
“A glad heart makes a happy face.” Proverbs 15:13a
(and a Boy Cheese makes a glad heart!)