May 09, 2007

Poppyseed Chicken


On a much lighter note...

I have decided it is time for Derek to start learning his way around the kitchen. So once a month he will be choosing the menu and preparing the meal with my help. Monday night was his first opportunity. He chose his most favorite meal, Poppyseed Chicken. In the picture he is cutting up the boiled chicken. The meal was a complete success and he was very proud eating a meal he had prepared. It was fun being in the kitchen with him. He did do about 99% of the cooking, but when he was finished and I put the dish in the oven, he washed his hands and left the kitchen. I stood in the middle of the kitchen looking at all the dirty dishes to be cleaned up from the meal preparation, counters to be wiped down, and ingredients to be put away and I laughed that it never dawned on Derek for a millisecond that there was clean up to do. I did all the clean up because I thought that his first experience should be totally positive, now next month....he will be cleaning up with me. It was a proud moment for both he and I on Monday. My baby boy has grown into an incredible young man, and he makes a mean Poppyseed Chicken.

3 comments:

Amber Joy said...

When my family moved to Abilene, we were blessed by many invitations to dinner. We were served poppyseed chicken at nearly every single one - one time four meals in one week were poppyseed chicken. We learned quickly it was definitely a SHcoC fave. ;) And we love it!

Sarah said...

My kids love to bake cookies, but know that the only way they can do it is to leave the kitchen looking better than when they walk in! you and Derek sound like you made a good cooking/ cleaning team!

shellie said...

We are among the poppyseed lovers at SHCC. Here is something my mom taught me. After the boiled chicken cools down a little, use kitchen scissors to cut it up instead of a knife. It goes pretty quickly that way! We took lunch to Ashley at school today and Sophie sat with us. She is such a doll! You have 3 very wonderful children.