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Cooking is the new thing!

 Good morning Blogosphere!

The cars have 1/2 inch of ice on them and the driveway looks like a dangerously uneven ice rink.  The road we live on is covered with black ice.

I made the executive decision that we are not going anywhere today.

So here I am! 

Sitting on the couch with my coffee and laptop.  Instead of going out to cheer practice, I will tell you more about my girl.

Do you remember how Emily told us she (we) had to make a salad dressing for her school culinary tech class earlier this week?  If not, please check it out:  Cooking with daddy!

The jar of salad dressing came back home without being open and Emily telling us that we needed to make a new one without “fish”… 

When I picked Em from school on Thursday, her culinary tech teacher confirmed that we didn’t need to make anything.  This is a class project.

What will be a school AND home project is the cooking competition Emily signed-up for.

A cooking competition!!!

I am not sure when it is yet and the rules are not quite defined still but from what I know so far, Emily will need to pick a recipe she for a main course.  She will have 45 minutes.

I don’t know if she needs to make everything from scratch.

I don’t know if she can go see the space and tools beforehand.

All I know is that once we all agree on the recipe, she will practice at school during culinary tech and she will practice here too. 

I also know that she will be allowed to have the recipe with her and will be competing against her peers who are also on IEP (Individualized Education Plan).

With that being said, I guess we need to get Emily involved in food prep at home!

Yesterday was Good Friday which meant no school for Em and no work for me so we made pancakes from scratch.

We started by making coffee…. actually Emily made us coffee.

I showed Emily the recipe, she gathered all the ingredients and most of the tools.

She doesn’t like the mixer.  I don’t know if it’s the noise, the vibration or the safety lesson I gave her awhile back on how to use it but she’s not using it.

I guess we need to find a recipe without a mixer for the competition

She also doesn’t use the toaster on her own, she uses the microwave 10 seconds at the time and only use the stove to stir something we are preparing.

She’s never moved something hot off the stove or out of the oven.

I’m thinking we might want to find a really awesome salad as a main course for her competition!

Back to our pancakes, look at my girl.

Egg cracking… always FUN!

Emily’s technique is called “Egg crashing”.  At least now we’ve determine that she should do it on the side and not directly in the ingredients she’s measuring.

And finally, doing the dishes!

Emily’s soap obsession transferred into washing dishes…  She added so much soap that I had to change the water.

Emily also helped empty the dishwasher, she fed the dogs, helped to fold her clean laundry and put it away.

Overall, it was a good morning.

To all of you celebrating Easter this weekend:  Happy Easter!!! 


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