I got off work early today, @3:45!! So we came home and Jacob and I cooked dinner. First of all, it has been years since I have cooked a meal for my family. Yes I cook for bunco from time to time, but since my kids are very picky and my husband isn't home at dinner time, well I just don't see the point in cooking for myself. So I just eat whatever the kids will eat.
However, tonight I decided to cook dinner. Once I started pulling stuff out, my 7 year old son was very excited and eagerly asked to help. So we had a great time measuring, stirring, pouring and spending some great time together. We will surely have to do this more often. He also TRIED it. We made Southwestern CHicken, a Weight Watchers recipe. It had corn, tomatoes (which we pureed since I don't like chunky tomatoes), rice, cheese and chicken. I don't think he would have tried it if he had not helped cook it. I can't say the same for the other two. They wouldn't touch it. So they enjoyed a gourmet hot dog!! LOL.
Here he is with his first meal. Here is JoAnna making sculptures with her grapes. Anything to get these kids to eat!!!