Since we had a super busy afternoon we decided to have our main meal at lunch. We stopped into Whole Foods and the girls decided what they would like to eat. When we got home, Grace asked if she could make the meal. Up until now she has made a part of the meal, maybe the salad, or helped with the burgers, but never an entire meal! I was her guide, helping her with little tips along the way.
While she was making the salad, I explained that you can cross contaminate your food easily. One cutting board is for veggies and another is for meats. You can use one if you do veggies first. After the meat is done the board goes directly into the dishwasher.
My mom always allows Grace and Lilah to help in her kitchen so she was a sous-chef many times. She said her Gram taught her how to make burgers. She rolled them out, flattened them and placed them on the grill. Before she did anything else, she washed her hands with soap and hot water!
She boiled the corn on the cob and a few green beans for her sister and I who do not like them raw.
She set the table, placed the food and drinks on it, all the while beaming with pride in her accomplishment.
I have a feeling there are many more meals where I don’t have to cook in my future! Grace’s meals combined with Lilah’s desserts makes this Mom one very lucky Mom indeed!