Meet Park: Chef in Training.
Park has always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen, even when he was a wee tot. Most of our faves are baking, but there have been forays into other areas of the kitchen. And recently, inspired by* his cousin Hazel (also age 5) and her amazing culinary abilities in making some "kid dinners" almost all on her own, Park decided that he, too, could be a kid cook. We decided that I would find some recipes that he could make largely on his own.
*also known as "not to be outdone by" :-)
My sister recommended the Simply In Season Children's Cookbook, and voila! We had ourselves an Amazon order, folks.
We currently have a lot on the "to make list," but Park's first attempt was the delicious Confetti Salad. Upon seeing the pic below, some of my Instagram followers (shameless plug for bazhilden) indicated interest in seeing the detes, so here you go!
Park's Confetti Salad (let's go with it)
- 1/4 c. lime or lemon juice
- 2 T. orange juice
- 1 T. honey
Stir together until honey is dissolved. Add to mixture:
- 2 cups chopped apples
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/4 raisins (or more to taste or "eyeball")
- 1/8 t. salt
For the record, I cut up the apples and we did use carrots that I bought already grated (but seriously... Park and I are busy people!), but he pretty much did everything else. It was a very good salad, and Park enjoyed contributing to the meal, as you can see here: