Monday, November 8, 2010

Cooking Lesson: Fancy Hamburger Helper

Rese and I decided it was time for her to learn how to cook.  At the ripe old age of almost 10 years and 7 months, the gal was way past due for learning how to rustle up some grub.  Following her recent acheivement of earning a cooking badge in Girl Scouts, I thought she might be ready.  After a brief tutorial on how to load the dishwasher, turn on a disposal and a tour of our spacious kitchen, Rese was ready.  For our very first meal, we decided to get fancy, realllll fancy.  On tonight's menu was Fancy Hamburger Helper!  How fancy you ask?? .... Pretty darn fancy.  Rese helped to brown the hamburger meat, and I showed her how to drain it into a can (the pot was too heavy for her to hold).  Next she measured out the milk and water, and stirred in the mystery cheese packet and noodles.  After a massive search for a lid that would fit, we added the finishing touch.... a whole heaping cup of frozen vegetables.  Rese was pretty amazed at how the steam and heat of the cooking Hamburger Helper would steam the veggies, and how, even without the wonder of tv, it would be ready in just 10 minutes.  Pretty good first cooking lesson, the girl might have a future in this! :)

Here is the little chef... she is a cutie, just like her mother!

And not to be left out, her brother in his fancy, er, manly Transformers apron (made by my #1 student aide, Sheila Nicolas).


Here is a picture of the finished product!