2009年8月23日日曜日

too many cooks?

Lunch today was a communal effort.

I sliced and toasted the polenta.

K boiled the obligatory noodles. Somen today. Poor guy, he's bemused anyone could possibly pass up a chance to eat some kind of noodle delight- let alone prefer polenta.

Amy picked the tomatoes and the cucumber- and two eggplants and a goya which weren't on her 'shopping list'. Oh well. Then she sliced the cucumbers and chose a plate for them.


Meg made dessert.


Blueberry's painstakingly skewered on toothpicks and then frozen. Lucky for our teeth they only had about 30 minutes in there before we ate them.

The chefs were incredibly proud of themselves:


So, we sat down, said itadakimasu, and started lunch:

"Do you like the tomatoes mummy?"
"Yes, Amy. They're yummy."
"There's red ones and yellow ones. Try both, OK?"
"OK. Thanks."
...
"Mummy? Did you try the cucumber?"
"Yes, Amy. It's very nicely sliced."
"The knife is a bit sharp but if you're careful, I think you could do it."

"Herghmmm?!"

Hmm, slight tickly piece of polenta there...

"Mummmyyy!!"
"Yes, Meg?"
"Eat the blueberries!"
"They're really good Meg."
"It's pretty tricky but I think they're yummier this way, yeah?"
"Definitely."
"Do you want me to tell you the recipe?"

I'm afraid that was the exact moment a rather crunchy, scratchy, tickly piece of polenta stuck in my throat causing a near hysterical , tears running down my face kind of coughing fit.

Sheesh, how did I get blessed with two such generous and talented culinary prodigies?

7 件のコメント:

Lulu さんのコメント...

Hahahahahahaha! The recipe for frozen blueberries on sticks. LOVE IT!

The girls (and hubs!) did a fantastic job though. Surprised hub didn`t as you if you wanted to learn how to boil the noodles!

Slime さんのコメント...

Aw, how sweet! So awesome that they actually help out in the kitchen. I can't stand to have anyone in the kitchen during the rare times I'm actually attempting to cook something, although Ethan really loves to help. I guess I'm mellowing in my old age as I have much more patience for his "help" than I did for his sisters' at his age.

Nay さんのコメント...

That is so cute!! I would love some help like that in my kitchen... send them this way anytime you like :P

Rachel さんのコメント...

Oh that's just gorgeous. I hope someday this translates to them being aware of how sensitive you may be about them eating and enjoying your cooking! I know I hate it when my carefully cooked food is rejected.

Kim さんのコメント...

I love it!!! And I love that your girls are so proud of themselves!!! Way to go, Mummy!!! You are raising some wonderful little people!

sassymoo さんのコメント...

God, I love your kids! So adorable!

Midori さんのコメント...

Bless. Joey loves to help in the kitchen as well and I have stopped fighting it and started letting him do stuff. Takes ages but I am hoping that one day soon he will be able to take over all the cooking so am encouraging his love of being in the kitchen! :-) All your food looks so yummy and fresh!