"Those who forget the pasta are condemned to reheat it." ~Unknown

Sunday, February 21, 2010

How It All Began

Sunday night dinners had become a drag. Due to some medications that I'm on, I always feel like I have the flu on Sunday nights and it was getting harder and harder to get dinner together. Ben rarely felt like cooking by the time Sundays rolled around either. A solution was sought, and so six weeks ago our family decided to institute Kids Cook Sundays, and I don't mind bragging, it has been a wonderful thing.
As a family we decided that the kids would take turns cooking Sunday dinner. The meals would have to be delicious and well balanced. Tucker, our 12 year old and his brother Cyrus, our 9 year old have stepped up in a way I could never have imagined. To date we have enjoyed for our main courses Spaghetti with Meatballs, Spinach Sausage Lasagna and Pierogis from Tucker and Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup), Fish and Chips and Chicken and Potato Enchiladas from Cyrus. All of those meals included various sides and the kids really do do most of the work.
Tonight is Tucker's turn and he'll be making Ravioli with homemade pasta and ricotta accompanied by his newly famous garlic bread (not heart healthy but oh so good) and a big green salad. As things progress, we'll keep you posted!

1 comment:

  1. Homemade pasta is hard. Good job, Tucker. I usually cheat and use wonton wrappers. They're awesome for Chinese dumplings, Philipino lumpia, and easy ravioli.
    Sunday dinners are great family time. I'm glad you all are doing this.