21 September 2010

how to make fake carrots . . .

Greetings all,
Ok, so i'm at the end of being home alone/ husbandless for 9 months & basically, i'm letting the children play with knives.  Seems my twins couldn't resist using the parsley i bought this weekend (to plant in the Spring herb garden) to make fake carrots.  Read on . . .
simple method - grate & chop a real carrot, make hole at the end & stick parsley in, voila, fake carrot.  They are 9 years old people, get excited, i had to.
Looks like they were tidy using Tupperware to catch the compost doesn't it . . . they were not.  There was carrot everywhere, on the table, chopping block, in the bin, stuck to the lid of the bin, stuck to the outside of the bin, stuck to the bottom outside of the bowl, on the chairs, their legs, up their arms & they even managed to get carrot skin in their hair & even on the window BEHIND THE CLOSED BLINDS?? 
Ok, so it's been a while since i saw my husband . . . but is this a tad phallic??  I can't remember!!  I'm so exhausted i can't stop giggling at this image, i know, totally immature, i can't help it, i'm tired.
While my twinnies were using the cooks' knives at the dining table, my year 6 girl had to make an international meal for homework.  She chose to honour her Italian heritage & source a recipe from the Silver Spoon for Children cook book.  It's my level of cooking, so i was able to supervise, alas there was tension - hmmm the teen years are going to be interesting.  She wrote me a shopping list & MasterChef Junior whipped up this delicious treat - Italian Chicken Casserole with Black Olives.  I let the team down & undercooked the rice, but when Emma Kidson (Kidson Jewellery) & her gorgeous husband Lee popped by on Sunday night on their way back to Wagga Wagga, bang on dinner time, Lee thoroughly enjoyed his big bowl & politely didn't mention the rice!!
So me thinks this about-to-start-highschooler can start cooking an evening meal once a week.  Ah, how perfect, 4 children cooking 4 nights a week . . . i love it, all part of the plan!!  Better yet, call it a bonding session (Master Class) with Daddy & i can sew, far far away. 
Have great weeks & enjoy this GLORIOUS weather we're having.  Love Posie

14 comments:

Chantal said...

Ha Ha.. behind the blinds. How do they do it?! Food and small physics often defy physics/logic at my house too : )
You have shown incredible patience with the carrot project.

I like your daughters cooking too. 4 kids preparing dinner 4 nights of the week, that's a great plan!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Ha! Your mind is running away with you, to many nights alone!
But 4 kids, 4 nights being cooked for sounds like the best idea ever!
Kx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this!! You are so creative! Have a wonderful day!
XO
Kristin

Little Ted Canvas said...

How great is that, what treat to have the kids cooking dinner, perfect! I must get my boy back in the kitchen, he loved it when he was little & now he's all masterchef inspired..

Brenda said...

I think I'll have to get my kids cooking dinner a couple of times per week..........who is going to clean up the mess?

P.S. Stay out of the crisper and get some sleep you are starting to hallucinate!

moose and bird said...

Oh Posie, not long to go now.....my thoughts are with you over these last few weeks. x

Gillian said...

Dad in charge and you doing whatever you want? HA! Dream on. "Honey, where are the plastic bags", "I can't find the bowls", "What do I do with this?" < points to empty toilet roll >.

Oh, actually that's a little bit like MY house... yours will surely be better than that! : )

Heidi said...

You are so, funny I wished you lived a little closer.

Posie Patchwork said...

I should clarify - this was their craft idea, not mine!! They just did it, after asking innocently "can we have some carrots" & then the parsley was invovled!! Love Posie

Off The Peg said...

Too funny! :)

Lizzie said...

Made me laugh too and yes, I would say just 'slightly' phalic, long absences will do that to you...
You really did make me smile though..
Lizzie
xxx

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

he, he - great post. sounds just like our house with the mess! I like the idea of kids cooking one night a week....

Jane said...

wow what a post!
hope you have a well deserved break from here and reunion with your soldier! I saw some reunions on the news this morning from brisbane and it made me think of you (weird cos we've never met!) and how sweet that experience will be for all of you!

looking forward to your (in your own time) return to the blog world!

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