Since I pretty much stick to food talk around here, you might not know that beneath my Chef’s hat, I’m always wearing my Mommy hat. It goes on first.
Yesterday was a big Mommy day.
My boys started 2nd & 4th grade. My little boys are becoming big boys, and it makes me smile and shed a few tears all at once.
My son’s 2nd grade teacher had a note with an eraser and a penny waiting for him at his desk. It said, “The eraser is to let you know it is okay to make mistakes. We will correct them together, and learn from them. And the penny is for your thoughts. I’ll share mine, too.”
And my 4th grader’s teacher had a joyful smile that filled the classroom with a delightful vibe.
Knowing my boys were happy, comfortable and well taken care of, I headed home with ease. Minutes later I found myself in the kitchen, making these deliciously rich, brightly flavored scallops, using the ingredient of the moment — Hatch chiles!
This is not a sponsored post — I love Hatch chiles and Melissa’s Produce, and all opinions are my own.
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