The talk and visits in Saskatoon were great, the U.S. citizenship interview in Kansas City was there, but the highlight of the latest trip was hanging out with 22-year-old daughter Jaucelynn at her place in Oakville, near Toronto (that’s in Canada).
The kid’s become a regular foodie, and I take pride in the regular, not food porn stuff. She made a crockpot full of brown beans from scratch for dinner Thursday, with bacon and pork chops, and I gave her some tips on how to make sure the navy beans were softer next time (I knew from experience, having made the same mistake about 20 times in the past).
I tried to show off my Australian with some oven-baked lamb chops on Friday, and Saturday we ordered Chinese because we were tired and lazy. But the best part was just walking around the neighborhood, hanging out, and then sharing food and conversation.
Her boyfriend, Jordan Toth, wasn’t around much because he was shooting some zombie weird-ass movie most of the weekend. But the boy has skills; he was the gaffer on this Funny or Die video that was shot in Hamilton (also in Canada), and, as Jaucelynn says, is pretty much famous now.
Jaucelynn has two freezers and makes batches of lunches for Jordan to take to school or work. The fruit don’t fall from the tree, or insert appropriate cliché here.