It's hard to miss the delight in the smile on my grandfather's face as he holds his great grandson. (I had the same smile on!) Bob came to dinner, he wore many hats at our table. Father to his son David, (my uncle) grandpa to me, great grandpa to my children and of course, grandpa in law to Patrick!
These pictures and that night are priceless to me. We've been waiting a long time for this visit, for this great grandpa to meet his three grandchildren. Bob tells stories and you can't wait for the next one. He told how when Betty (my grandmother) used to make chicken he would say, "Betty, this is the best chicken I have ever had." And she would reply, "Bob, you always say it's the best chicken." And he couldn't wait for the next one! That's how you keep your wife happy, compliment, compliment and some more compliments (I'm serious here).
We had a huge bowl of rice pasta with sauce, I added a some diced tomatoes, a whole onion, garlic, a whole carrot and some fresh basil to a jar of sauce and let that simmer on the stove. The vegetables add flavor and you can discard them or put in a blender to make a puree. We topped the pasta with goat cheddar cheese and a touch of salt and pepper. For the chicken you coat with egg, almond meal, paprika, salt and pepper and then bake for about 20 minutes for really tender pieces. A big green salad finishes off the meal. I hope it was the best chicken he ever had! I also hope I get to make more meals for him again soon.