April 17, 2011

My Kids COOK.

I was beginning to get worried about my 16 year old daughter. She'd had her wisdom teeth out five days ago and had a very bad recovery, extreme swelling, bruising and pain. She had Chipmunk CHEEKS. Her morale was at an all time low.

Yesterday, I took her off the codeine and she suddenly perked up! Around 5 pm last night, the girl suddenly announced she was going to cook dinner for everyone. An extremely good sign, n'est ce pas?

Our children have always been in the kitchen with their daddy. The Apron Man involved them in preparing most meals, and facilitated creating their every edible whim. Consequently, they picked up a few tricks.

Still sporting slight Chipmunk Cheeks, my eldest prepared a delicious Chicken Parmigiana. And she got her 14 year old sister to help out with a Chocolate Soufflé. It was a pleasure to hear them laughing together...my heart soared.

We ate dinner and cleared up before dessert. The soufflé was rising in the oven, filling the house with a mouth-watering chocolatey aroma. I actually drooled as I did the dinner dishes.

Suddenly there was a scream from the pantry:

"MUM! There's soy sauce in the soufflé! There's SOY SAUCE IN THE SOUFFLÉ!!!! WAAAAAAH!!!!" The 16 year old came running to the sink and spat. "Ptui! Ptui - ptui!!"

I'm like WTF?

It seems that long ago ( I can't even remember how long ago), someone had sushi and poured the left over soy sauce into the smallest container they could find : the empty vanilla bottle. And then forgot about it. And a generous teaspoonful was whizzed into yon rising Chocolate Soy-fflé. My eldest discovered this as she was screwing the lid back on the bottle and got some on her finger. She licked it off and got a nasty surprise.

The guilty party? Place your bets!

For the record, the Chocolate Soy-fflé didn't taste one bit like soy sauce. It was nom-a-licious. Do your kids cook?

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