When I started my Food Revolution in 2010, my daughter–“the kid”– was seven (almost 8). She was a picky eater as a child but not your typical picky eater. She was a foodie. At a young age she would declare that a blueberry was not “round enough” or that the grape was “too squishy on top.” I swore she would grow up to be a quality control expert in some restaurant somewhere. She would choose asparagus over a banana. She dislikes pepperoni because it makes her “ears itch” and has always ordered the most expensive entree on the menu. I remember being so relieved when she finally would eat pizza or hot dogs because it made birthday parties and BBQs a bit easier for me. From a very young age she became my sous chef in the kitchen and she still makes all of the sauces and dressings for dinner. Need an aioli? “The kid” can whip one up for you.
Jamie’s Food Revolution challenge this year got me thinking. No one wants to read about me learning to cook anymore. Been there. Done that. But, how fun would it be if my blog now was about “the kid” learning to cook? Like I said, she is an expert at sauces and dressings but still steers clear of the oven and stove. How fun would it be to write about my little foodie (who’s not so little anymore) learning to cook Jamie’s 10 Food Revolution recipes?
So, that is what we are going to do. She started with her first recipe this morning. She made us an omelette (yes, I know, in the U.S. it is omelet. We’re going to stick with Jamie’s spelling) for breakfast. It was delicious! My picky eater was pretty hard on herself. She said it was ugly. I reminded her that my first omelette turned into scrambled eggs! The fact that it looked like an omelette was impressive enough. Not only did it look good, it tasted good too. I asked the teenager, “What do you think? It tastes good, doesn’t it?” I got a shrug of the shoulders. Again, picky. But seriously! Color me impressed. She did great!
How did your omelettes turn out?