my dear friend amy has inspired me by having her son do the cooking sometimes, calling those special nights K.I.cK.in'. i have set aside thursday nights at our house. while it is all in good fun, i think it is also some serious learning for the kids. there are so many kids who grow up not knowing how to cook because they were never given the opportunity to try or maybe because they grew up eating meals out of the freezer, box, or drive through. so i was glad to see S's enthusiasm when i presented the plan.
S was our first guest chef last night. he got to choose the menu with a few criteria: 1) it has to be something that can be cooked with little supervision. 2) it has to be a somewhat healthy and balanced meal. 3) it can not be lobster. S chose this menu:
shrimp and broccoli alfredo with bowtie pasta
impressive, huh? it was pretty simple with a jar of sauce and pre-cooked frozen shrimp. he chopped the broccoli, boiled the pasta, and assembled the ingredients, cracked open the tube of rolls, and poured the applesauce into a serving bowl ~ presentation is everything, ya know. ;o) and it was delicious! his staff, C & B, set and cleared the table.
yeah, i think i'm going to like K.I.cK.in' !
everyday gift: family gathered around the dinner table