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Time Out for Cooking!

C is for Cooking...

Malachy and I had Veteran’s Day off, so Shien said, “Why don’t you guys cook together?” πŸ˜‰ Shien had evening class, so it was just me and Malachy. We typically order out, but we decided on taking on the adventure.

I had bought this book for Malachy and Shien, and on the first night, he wanted to read it cover to cover for bedtime! A few mornings he would study it, and he would ask if they could make things together. They made a couple of things from it, and now, it was my turn! πŸ˜‰

So, I decided that we were going to make 3 dishes together: Grover’s Chinese Meatballs with Sesame Rice, Big Bird’s Sesame Green Beans, and Cookie Monster’s “Me-Stuffed” Potatoes. Malachy was really good about going ingredient shopping with me.Β  Shien actually toasted sesame seeds for me the evening before, so I didn’t have to go buy them.

It took us a few stores to find Sesame Oil, but in the end, we got everything. Instead of cooking the bacon from scratch, because I didn’t want to make a big mess, I ordered a side from Cafe Petisco. πŸ˜‰ Everything else, Malachy and I made together.Β  Of course, it was mostly me trying to cook all three things at once, but in the end, it was quite a success. I went off script a little when baking potatoes.Β  I actually went on to http://howtobakeapotato.com/ and they were perfect!Β  After baking them, I had to cut the top off each one, scrape out the potatoes and restuff them!Β  We even had my brother-in-law and his fiancee come over, and they were impressed. πŸ˜‰

The other night, I was so inspired, I decided to surprise Shien with another dinner. It feels good to be able to prepare something for her every once in a blue moon, and it really really makes me appreciate all the cooking she has done for me and Malachy. Our tummies are so blessed! πŸ˜‰

My Sous Chef!
Cookie Monster's "Me-Stuffed" Potato
Cookie Monster's "Me-Stuffed" Potatoes

Time Out for a Healthy Breakfast…

In this video, Malachy requested that I put it on TimeOutDad, so how could I refuse? πŸ˜‰ Shien has exposed him to so many delicious meals and varieties of food. One of the consequences, however, is that he will then have cravings or request things on the fly all the time. Some mornings, when we don’t have what he wants, he’ll have a mini-breakdown or throw a tantrum because Shien can’t make what he wants. Sometimes it’s because she doesn’t have the time to prepare what he wants or because we simply don’t have what he wants readily available. Just yesterday, I heard him asking Shien for cheese curds! I don’t even know what that is! (Actually Shien just told me that he’s been asking for it for a couple of weeks, now.) When did he last have it? He had it in the Fall! His memory is UNBELIEVABLE!
I came home today and no one was home. Where did they go? Guess? I called Shien up and they were out buying cheese curds! Ai ya! πŸ˜‰ Shien told me the guy selling the cheese said it was nice to see someone with so much enthusiasm about cheese. Malachy was so excited and jumping for joy for cheese curds!

I can’t wait for him to be able to cook on his own! πŸ˜‰ Mommy and Daddy can wake up one day to Malachy’s creations… YUMMY! πŸ™‚