My son the chef.

20140623-115404.jpg My son is a much more creative cook than I have ever been and he loves coming up with his very own creative concoctions.

This time it’s something he calls a “Fried Egg Omelet”

And it’s just what it sounds like so you can do it too!

 

Fried Egg Omelet

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons Butter
Milk, salt & pepper to taste
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions:
Warm up a small skillet and put in 1 Tbs of butter to melt.

Scramble 1 egg with milk, salt & pepper to taste. Pour into heated skillet.

Allow to cook completely. Flip carefully and cook other side fully.

Remove finished omelet to waiting plate.

Fry your other egg(using the other Tbs of butter).

When cooked to taste, remove carefully from heat, place on top of omelet, sprinkle with cheese and fold in half.

Enjoy!

 

As you see from the picture above, he is! It was a struggle to get him to stop eating so I could take a picture…

I will have to start teaching him more things to cook and see what he comes up with!

God Bless!

Coffee Creamer Emergency!

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OK so this isn’t exactly something I did with the kiddos but it is something I did because I need my energy to be a good mom to the kiddos.

I ran out of coffee creamer yesterday – which is tantamount to the end of the world for me. I need my coffee. Coffee is what keeps me standing and moving… nevermind smiling and thinking. Without coffee, those things are just not a part of my day.

So I was desperate. And desperate times call for desperate measures.

So I logged into google and found a recipe for homemade coffee creamer and thank goodness it was simple, otherwise I wouldn’t be here – writing this post. I would be searching our cabinets for those chocolate-covered coffee beans I stuffed back behind something over a year ago after deciding it was time for a diet.

HERE is the fantastic website where I found my recipe. Full marks for making the post funny but really I’m just grateful it was easy to read for someone whose brain was not yet on.

Whew. What an adventure.

It’s definitely Monday!

Everyday Cooking Ironies 1

Sunny side up They don’t even need me anymore.

Well, not every time anyway…

Recently, my son went into the kitchen and fixed eggs “Sunny Side Up” all on his own.

Where did he learn this you ask, if not from me?

From a science DVD: Moody Science Series “Facts of Faith”.

If you haven’t seen these, they really are a FANTASTIC resource, whether you home-school or not. They teach children about science in a fun and interactive way.

My children watch them over and over and over.

factsoffaith_dvd_lgYou really should consider investing in them for your own children.

They’re wonderful!

And apparently, they can also teach cooking… LOL!

Just to clarify, he didn’t do this without supervision. I’ve told him he has to have permission and supervision to cook anything so he told me what he wanted to do and I went to watch.

The irony here is that I’ve never been very good with Sunny Side Up eggs (or Fried Eggs as some call them) so I was not much help to him. I suppose I can take a little credit because I taught him the basics of cooking eggs but the credit for how good he is with these particular eggs lays entirely with Dr. Moody.

And I’m thrilled. I don’t have to worry about not doing them well, because HE DOES!

The rest of the video was really interesting too. LOL!

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Everyday cooking funnies 1

Boy and I thought I was messy in the kitchen…

Actually my kitchen has never looked quite this bad.

But I have discovered that my 10-year old son is capable of making a stellar mess in the kitchen every single time he cooks.

Any other moms have difficulties with this? Or is it just me?

You read a few weeks ago about how I taught the kids to make eggs. Well, mostly I taught my son. My daughter was there and she watched but she really had no interest in doing much of anything with the information.

My son, on the other hand, has taken great pride in going into the kitchen and making eggs for himself, his sister, etc… In fact, for almost two weeks after he learned, we couldn’t go one meal without him wanting to fix eggs for someone.

SOOO CUTE! Right!

Now if I could only get him to figure out how to make the eggs without leaving egg residue all over the stove, the floor, the counter and the sink… I mean, I love that he wants to do it but it’s not really any less work for me since I have to clean up the mess every time.

It may even be a bit more work.

I shouldn’t complain. At last he wants to do it.

Guess I’ll just have to keep trying till I find something my daughter wants to do IMG_1222

(aside from putting the stone with the cookies on it into the oven of course).

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God Bless You!

Yes we’re still here. No we haven’t forgotten you.

A little laugh to start your day…

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Yes! We’re still here and No, we haven’t forgotten you.

My son is really (and I stress the word really) having fun cooking eggs. He makes them almost every morning and on days we have to leave too early, they usually end up being his lunch or dinner.

I had no idea he would enjoy cooking so much!

But I guess I should have. He is my son after all…

Our next project will be this weekend some time. There are several things I’ve wanted to teach that have been eclipsed by the love of eggs.

I’m not going to rain on his parade. He’s having so much fun!

Until next time.

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Eggs à la Not me!

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Apparently I used to like eggs. My mother laments constantly that I stopped liking eggs because one of my teachers talked about not liking them.

During my adulthood I’ve given them several chances and I really tried to like them but I think it must be a texture issue. Anyway…

My children really enjoy scrambled eggs and I make them a lot so I figured this would be a great thing to teach. Also they have watched me make them many times over the years so they already know a bit about the process.

Apparently I was correct. A lot of what they’ve watched over the years has obviously stuck with them. That showed today as we went through the process.

Just a quick rundown of how we make scrambled eggs:

– Crack 3 – 5 eggs into a small mixing bowl
– Pour in a splash of milk
– Add a dash of salt and pepper
– Put about a teaspoon of butter into a medium size skillet. Place it on your stovetop and turn the heat on medium.
– Stir/whip the eggs with a fork until thoroughly scrambled
– Once the butter is all melted and spread out in the skillet, pour the egg mixture in.
– Using a soft spatula, scrape and scoop and flip the eggs constantly in the skillet – this will continue to scramble them as they cook.
– Once they’re done to your liking, scoop them out onto your plate.
– We like to sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top.

If you are also teaching your child to cook, make sure you mention to them that the skillet is very hot.

Voila!

Happy children! They helped and they have yummy eggs to eat!

No funny incidents to report this time but check back for the next installment. I’m sure we’ll have silly things happen from time to time.

 

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