My second teen has left the house. (Oldest is in the army, second is now in a pre-army school.)
I now have a problem. I need to relearn how to cook.
My second son has consistently been my biggest eater. I always cook a lot for the Sabbath and then end up having leftovers for the next few days. (I figure if I work so hard cooking, I should get the benefit of leftovers and a few days off.) For the most part, the leftovers usually got eaten. More often then not by my ravenous second son.
Now that he is not home during the week, I am suddenly finding myself with way too many uneaten leftovers. Leftovers that sadly go to waste.
The problem is that I stink at portions. For any given Sabbath meal, a whole family can usually drop by unannounced and I will have enough to feed them. This was never a problem because I always had my eating machine son home.
At least over the holidays now he is home. I get two weeks reprieve before I try to relearn cooking amounts.
Who said having kids leave was easy??