I've tried to teach all my kids to cook. My sons took to it pretty quickly. But my daughter resisted. She only wanted to bake! But this year, in the suite-style dorm that has a kitchen, she has started trying some of my recipes. First, we stocked her kitchen well with my hand-me-downs as well as ordering her some of her own pots, pans and utensils. Since then, I've been getting calls from the grocery store asking what to buy. Later, I get calls asking questions during the cooking. :)
I'm so proud of her progress!! And she's proud of herself, which is always nice. I want all my kids to be able to take care of themselves and to eat well, so I'm pleased!
She called this week asking questions about ingredients for stir-fry. Then later, she sent me photos, telling me she had done my blog post for me. LOL
So...drum roll...a Tippens child meal...
First, this is the recipe she used. Vegetable-Chicken Stir-Fry from the Betty Crocker website.
All the ingredients gathered above.
The beautiful chopped vegetables. And yes, if you see that in the background, they have a gas stove in the dorm! I was a bit surprised by that.
She cooked the rice with onions and white wine, by toasting the rice grains with the oil and onions before adding wine and vegetable broth. She said she watched a video on how to cook perfect rice. :)
These are some photos of the stir-fry.
And here's the finished product! She said it was delicious.
I'm grateful for the post material. I haven't cooked much lately because I've been working on her college financial aid forms for the last two or three days. THE LAST TIME EVER!! After 3 kids and 4 years of college for each, I've done the FAFSA 12 times and the Profile (which is ten times worse) 8 times. I'm SOOO thankful for all the financial aid we've received. Our kids were able to attend their dream colleges because of it. But I'm also thrilled to be done with the paperwork. :)
Hope you all have a great weekend!