Thursday, April 16
Cooking With the Little Gals
My girls LOVE helping out in the kitchen. Whether we're making dinner or baking something sweet, they both adore pitching in. We've been using Blue Apron off and on for about a year now, and it has been great for our family. They ship entire meals with fresh ingredients right to our house, and we can choose a 2 person meal or family plan, depending what we decide to order (my girls are selectively picky, you know). Last week, the girls helped me make these mushroom and vegetable pot pies. The recipe called for one large casserole dish, but we thought these would be fun in small ramekins. Spoiler: we were right. They were fun AND the perfect portion size.
Poesy REALLY loves cutting. I like to let her use a butter knife whenever I can, but this was the first time she ever got to use a sharp knife. She felt like a serious big kid. :)
Rolling the biscuits and pressing them on top of the ramekins was probably the most fun for the girlies. They couldn't really figure out what was going to happen once the pies went in the oven-- I'm pretty sure they expected big fat biscuits to be sitting on top. Once we pulled them out there was a big, fat "oooohhhhhh".
A couple other recipes I've been really wanting to try are the spinach and ricotta calzones (*high five* Ben Wyatt) and the moo shu vegetables.
I love that cooking tasty meals together also equals quality time spent. I remember cooking with my mom when I was a kiddo, and I'm really glad my girls enjoy it like I did. Actually, my favorite thing is when they cook with Johnny. He's a really good cook and I want the little ladies to know men and women can both be great (or horrible) in the kitchen.
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