Over the past month or so, Arthur has become completely fascinated with helping me cook. Most of the time, this is a very fun thing. He wears his apron, he pulls up a stool, and he either helps or just watches me cook. My favorite thing, is that he calls himself my "cook friend." He is adorable. He especially loved watching me make homemade spaetzle (german noodles). Yum!
Another day, he really wanted to help me cut the potatoes I was prepping for mashed potatoes. He was pretty determined to help, and I was pretty determined to keep him safe, and so I pulled out a banana, a plastic knife and a small cutting board. And once I showed him the right way to hold the knife, he did a fantastic job of cutting it up - and then eating it :).
I think his fascination with the kitchen comes from the fact that I am always cooking - I make dinner almost every night, and I try to make treats on occasion. Recently, I made homemade sole wheat bread, just like my mom used to do. It is so yummy, and I think I might try and do this on occasion so that I don't have to buy so much bread. Plus, there is nothing in the world quite as wonderful as fresh bread from the oven.
I have also been trying a few new recipes lately. Like an apple strudel, which was very yummy, and pretty easy since I bought the puff pastry. and I even tried my hand at making homemade french bread, which was also very good.
All recipe experiments cannot be winners, however, and my slow cooker sesame chicken was a total bomb. And it didn't help that I had just tried a new recipe the night before, that although it wasn't awful like the sesame chicken, it wasn't great. Oh well.
And so, after two nights in a row of mediocre meals, I pulled out a family favorite, and made crepes for the win. Crepes are always a good idea. Yum!!
Cooking is always an adventure.