Wednesday, 30 June 2010

We had a family meeting this week and the kids have decided they each want a turn cooking tea. I'm not entirely sure how it came to this, but I'm not complaining. They each have a day of the week and have to let me know at the beginning of the week what they are planning to make. I'll do the shopping, they'll do the cooking, sounds perfect...

First up today was Sam and on the menu was Asian Chicken Noodle Broth, courtesy of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food. With a little tweaking of ingredients (mange touts substituted for asparagus) and a little help from Mummy, dinner was served.

It was seriously delicious. Noah seemed to enjoy his, despite being rather hesitant and refusing to have anything green in his bowl.

Even thought it doesn't look like it, Ruby loved hers and had seconds. I know it looks like she's being forced fed, but really, she loved it!

I'm sure the novelty will wear off long before the second week materialises, but I for one am enjoying it. I'm loving the company in the kitchen and a little one-on-one time chatting about the day. So if it means I don't actually 'not cook', I love the interest they are showing in looking for recipes and deciding what to make that we will all enjoy.

Noah's up tomorrow...cheese omelettes and strawberry trifle!

9 comments:

Poshyarns said...

It's such a good idea. My 10 year old is becoming very interested in cooking, it's hard to step away and give him control but amazing what he can achieve with just a little guidance.

One Flew Over said...

A fantastic idea and setting up such great eating habits for when they are older!

Maria said...

My older two (10 and 9) enjoy cooking too, and I agree about it being a great thing to do together whilst chatting about the day rather than them all dissapearing until I shout teatime !

Kylie said...

Yah for kids cooking!!! Perfect school holiday adventure I say :) ...also swallowing extreme envy here! Hope it lasts all summer Karen. Kx

Kristy said...

Well done Sam that looks yummy! I can't believe your mum hasn't made you a apron, or should I say manpron, though! Your uniform is going to get wrecked ;)

dosierosie said...

I taught my kids when they were about the same age, now in their 20's i get some fantastic meals cooked for me so keep at it, it's worth it.
Gillx

Tara said...

Love it! What a fab idea and so fun to see what they come up with!x

joanne said...

Hi Karen, this is just the kind of thing I'd like to do with my girls once they get a little older - get them cooking! At the moment it's a seriously messy business with barely edible results ;)

Fiona Pattison said...

fantastic guys! i will be coming round for tea!!! xx