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Friday, March 27, 2009

Foodie Friday - My Son Cooks Dinner

This is my first Foodie Friday post! You are not likely going to see another soon because, believe it or not, I really hate to cook! I do only what I have to.

Actually, this post is about a dinner that my 16 year old son made as a school assignment. He had to plan and cook an entire dinner. He had to make three dishes from a recipe, and he could use two boxed or bagged sides. He also had to make a table setting. His meal had to be nutritionally balanced and have a main dish, sides, and dessert. First of all, we went grocery shopping.

Though he certainly did not get the gene from me, I think my boy just might be a foodie! He seems to really enjoy cooking.

The first thing that he did was cut up peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes and put them on skewers, topped by black olives. He put those in a olive oil, lemon and basil marinade.

He used a recipe that combined ground chicken with bread crumbs and other ingredients, and then he fried the patties.

He added tomatoes, lettuce leaves, alfalfa sprouts and cucumbers to his chicken burgers. Don't they look yummy! They were! Yummy enough even to forget about how he smoked out the whole house when he fried them.

The french fries were from a bag, but oh so good!

Didn't he do a nice job on the table setting? Ok, I confess, I helped a little. The dishes are my everyday dishes. Okay, they are my nice dishes too. Though I aspire to be a dishaholic someday, I only actually have one set that I use for any and all meals. My second set of dishes is the plain white paper plates I bought on sale at Meijer. The blue placemats were from Goodwill.

My son wanted something green in the setting because he cooked dinner on Saint Patrick's Day, so we decided that he could serve root beer floats in my depression glass parfait glasses. It looked so pretty and the floats were so good! I used Diet Root Beer on mine and only a very small amount of ice cream.

I really wish that I had a pic of the dessert he created. It was a very complicated recipe, but he managed to come up with a chocolate filled cake-roll sort of confection. It didn't last long. I so broke my diet on that cake!

Sorry I don't have recipes to add, but my son doesn't know where he put the cookbook!

I was very proud of my son and his cooking efforts.

To join the Foodie party, pop on over to Gollum's blog. Check it out for the awesome decorating too!


Deb said...

Hi Kady! This looks so good. I remember when my son use to get in the kitchen and make his own recipes. They were pretty good too! I know your son will get an A on his cooking project! Deb

imjacobsmom said...

Looks delicious and very healthy! I would give him an A for a job well done! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be said...

Oh Kady how proud you must be of your Son to do this...I think this is just great to see a young man take an interest in the kitchen...he'll make a good husband..all the food looked YUMMY Girl...tell him job well done..give him a BRAVO from me...thanks for coming by and seeing my bag I take all my bags when I get too many to Hospice thrift store..Hey I go there every week and I just love there cause...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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bj said...

Gosh, his menu sounds just wonderfull..the veggies looked delicious, too.
xo bj

bj said...

so sorry, Kady...those 2 that are deleted was mine..for some reason, when i posted,, it posted 3 ! Good grief!!

susan said...

There's omething special about a man who cooks--especially one who makes dessert!

Jill said...

Hi Kady!

Looks yummy.. He did a great job. I was nervous at first when I saw the raw meat.. lol

Smilingsal said...

Encourage that kid; you might just have a future chef!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

That's awesome. It's good to know he can take care of himself and not eat all of his meals out of a can should he be living on his own.

Gollum said...

I haven't eaten lunch, and now I'm starving! Bobby Flay, move over for Kady's son!

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Wooooooooo hoooooooooo! He did a GREAT job! I'll admit, I thought it a bit weird to put cucumber on the skewer instead of squash, but hey, whatever floats your root beer, right?
And doesn't dinner always taste better when you haven't had to cook it yourself?

Justine :o )

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Helen said...

Tell your son I said 'way to go ~ great job!'

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well now that is an A-level assignment, for sure. Excellent meal. Maybe he'll be inspired to take over the family cooking, how sweet would that be?