Yesterday Mikey announced he had created a recipe in his head that he would like to make for dinner and “I want you to take pictures of it and put it on your website, okay, mom? Then I want you to tell me what the people say.”
So that’s exactly what we did. This isn’t the first recipe Mikey’s come up with and not the first time he has expressed an interest in cooking. Last week he developed a tomato and carrot salad that he instructed me to roast for exactly one minute. I have to say, it tasted great! (But I did roast it for longer than one minute.)
Last night we ate pasta tossed with olive oil, sauteed mushrooms, roasted butternut squash, spinach, and carrots. We added many seasonings and decided as a team to leave out the dried mustard and garlic chili powder. It needed a little more flavor, so we ended up drizzling it all with balsamic vinegar.
It wasn’t until he was looking at the pictures I took (he printed one out for show and tell today) that it occurred to him you would be reviewing his work in the kitchen. I could tell that he suddenly wasn’t so sure of his idea to share with everyone his creation.
“Are the people going to give me a grade, mama?”
“I’m sure they will just tell you that your recipe looks delicious.”
And it was. I had the leftovers for lunch.