This year one of my Christmas presents to Cindy was Thursday nights off. She can do what she wants with it. So far that has included some time working out, shopping, going out to dinner with friends, stuff like that. On previous nights, I would have done my best to buckle down and endure it. A few weeks ago I decided to take a different approach. Now, Thursday nights are Culinary Nights at the Fisher household.
We're now on the third week. The first week I taught the girls about how to read a recipe, measuring, and mise-en-place. We started off nice and easy with the girls giving me a hand while I steamed some shrimp and cooked rice. The following week we went to Rooster. On the way, we talked about the five flavors and various textures. As we ate, I talked with them about which flavors and textures they noticed and what they liked about it.
This week, we moved on to cooking methods and a brief discussion of temperature/time. Then, we got to cooking. The result was this:
They were both pretty excited about cooking their first meal from start to finish. So was I. Culinary Thursdays are here to stay.