One of the things my lovely little mummy taught me was how to cook. I don’t remember actual lesson but watching and soaking it all up. When I left home to go university I really realised how much I had learnt. When I became a mum myself I knew that teaching my child to cook was a valuable lesson. I haven’t given Miss Muffin lessons but I have encouraged afternoon tea to be in our kitchen/dining room and done prep for dinner as she eats. We have our best conversations at this time too. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to step right out the kitchen and leave her at 11 years old to do a meal by herself. This was a big thing for me but I did it, she has been producing lovely meals every Wednesday I am one of those annoying people who comes up with nicknames for things and people (hello Magic Lady and Gin). I decided that we would call this meal, Wonderful Wednesday. It was a good name to choose, we really are having wonderful Wednesdays. Miss Muffin decides by Monday night what we are having so I can get any ingredients when I shop on a Tuesday. She has so far got most of her recipes from her own kids cooking books and I hope to move her on from these as she gets more confident. I think Sophie Gray’s books will be the next step. Here are a few photos to show you my girl and her food- The first week we had Kung Fu Panda Meatballs from the Countdown website. They were good and I loved her presentation. The next week it was a Yellow Chicken Curry, was good too. And tonight we had Sausage and Pepper Stir Fry. Can’t wait to see what the next Wonderful Wednesday brings. Well this Wednesday we had a Chicken Curry, fresh curry paste and everything. It was lovely and she was a star in the kitchen again.
It is Wednesday again, how did this happen?
Tonight she made a meat lovers pizza from scratch and did really well. It was lovely and she did the base by hand, it tasted great. Another proud moment for me and Mr Muffin. Miss Muffin took the lovely artistic pizza photo too.
Miss Muffin has decided to recook all of these dishes and get confident over the next couple of weeks.
This week she did the meatballs again and apart from them all rolling on the floor ( 3 second rule), she did great.