This fall, my oldest child and only daughter will be heading to college. It will be a huge transition, fraught with excitement and emotion as you might imagine. Therefore, I’ve had a lot of things on my mind lately.
One of my biggest worries is that when she leaves no one will know where I am. With only guys left in the house with me, I could be missing for a few days, and eventually, someone would say, “Hey, I haven’t seen Mom in a while…”, and someone else would likely reply, “I dunno, she’s probably upstairs or something.”
Another fear I have is that I will find myself living in a frat house when she’s gone. However? I think that part may have already begun.
My middle child is a boy and I’m always working on cooking skills with him so that when he leaves for college in a couple of years, he’ll be able to, you know, eat. But, now it appears I should have been more specific about what to cook, since he’s 15.
The evidence: Deep Fried Swiss Cakes.
A box of whatever looks like it needs deep frying (Swiss Cakes and Oreos preferred, so I’m told)
A box of pancake mix
Chill whatever you’re going to fry in the fridge for a bit.
Mix the pancake mix as directed “until you have enough”, it should be pretty thick.
Melt the Crisco in a pan.
Using tongs, dip whatever you’re trying to fry in the pancake mix.
Then dip it in the hot Crisco (In all seriousness, this is only done with an adult around since it is hot grease).
Wait for it to turn golden brown.
Remove from oil to a paper towel-lined plate.
Sprinkle it with powdered sugar.
While I hope it’s obvious we don’t actually eat like that, it was pretty funny to watch him do it, and it actually tasted pretty good.
However, I think I’ll make sure he chooses a healthier alternative and bakes them next time.