Well one night after dinner I asked how they all liked the meal. They each picked something they liked which was good, but followed it with something they didn't like. Finally I said you are both in charge of cooking one meal this week and when you do I will say eew I don't like that it looks funny, or it has crust on it, etc.
Summer was excited by the challenge and was anxious for her night to cook dinner. We chose Friday since it was the weekend. I helped her choose a meal that was easy since it is her first time doing it on her own. She chose crockpot chicken tortilla soup. Before school I opened all the cans and all she had to do was dump them all in the crockpot and add some chicken breasts. This is what she told daddy about her next step, "after school I took the sharp knife and cut the chicken in small pieces all by myself and then dumped it back in the crockpot." That was all there was to the meal besides grating some cheese to go on top.
She must have liked her own cooking because she ate two bowls full of it. Although I said I would complain like she does I didn't. Instead I did what I would like her to do when eating my meals and savor each bite. Job well done Summer.
Even Brayden love it. I pureed it up and he kept opening his mouth faster than I could get it in. Usually he squints his eyes and won't open for fear that the spoon will be filled with something he doesn't like. He loves the fruit though. I guess I will likely have three picky eaters on my hands instead of two.
So, since she passed the test of cooking for the first time I have decided that we can try to make it a weekly occurrence. Next on her menu is french bread pizza, and then we will see if she can master tacos after that. I have confidence that she will do a great job. My little Chef Summer