One of my goals as a mom is to say "yes" to my kids when they want to do something and it might seem inconvenient to me but it would ultimately be good for them. Lately, there have been a lot of requests to cook, bake, and help in the kitchen so I'm trying to take advantage of that. I think this has been inspired by a book we've been reading but more on that in my next post!
The other night, I wanted to make fried rice with leftover rice and some grilled mahi-mahi that we needed to use up. When I told Big she could make that, Middle wanted in on the action, so I said she could be in charge of the kids' food that night. She made grilled cheese with a side dish of ice cream sandwiches. Little was very happy with the side dish choice and her chore for the evening was setting the table.
Big did a pretty good job following the recipe . . . I had to help her scramble the egg, do some chopping, and judge when the rice was fried enough.
You can find the original recipe for fried rice here. We added the grilled mahi-mahi at the end until it was heated through. If you haven't seen my technique for grilled cheese - it's a complete lifesaver and now that Middle can do it, she can help me out at lunch time or supper time.