Last week I set the boys a challenge: to make (and clean up) dinner and dessert for the whole family (they could copy a recipe off the internet or make it up themselves). They also had to "dress" the table.
Their immediate response:
Buz: "Can we keep the change?, if so we're having snags"
Jim: "I'm getting takeaway"
Not quite the response I had hoped for.
So yesterday we made a trip to the shops, and as everything was being whisked through the checkout, I stopped the checkout chick just before she swiped three jumbo KitKats and a pack of Lemon-lime bitters, "Oh sorry but those aren't mine"
Jim: "Actually they are, 30 bucks worth mum"
Today Chef #1, Jimmy, took on the challenge.
Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs
Dessert: Cookies & cream ice-cream sandwiches and KitKats
Drinks: (warm) Pop-tops and Lemon-lime bitters
Jim: "Ah Mum, I've boiled the water but can you teach me how to cook meatballs?"
Me: "Jim, you've had a whole week to research all of this, and it's 2pm, you only boil the water for the pasta at the last minute……also, never use the front hotplate and always face the handle out of Henry's reach (*speech on burns)…there should be more than 1cm of water when boiling a whole packet of spaghetti…..and why is there fettuccine all over the bench?"
Jim: "That's spagetti."
(* it was a long afternoon)
Jim: "These onions are horrible"
Me: "Now do you appreciate what I do everyday"
Jim: "Yeah but you're a mum, you're used to it"
*Gloves came complementary with the challenge!
Then it turned nasty, as it often does...
But dessert smoothed everything over. Ice-cream sandwiches and KitKats.
I have to say I was totally shocked, it was really tasty. He had the red sauce simmering away slowly for 3 hours and it was pretty darn good.
Buzzy has a big challenge ahead of him.
Well done Jimmy
Love Mum x