My name is Clarice, but most people, call me ReCe. I'm a happily married USAF spouse, mother to 3 girls, and an older sister to many....Here is my blog and here are some of my candy filled thoughts, lol

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Blog Challenge: Team 2

"The Best Gourmet Dish kids!"

These girls were so excited to be in the kitchen battling against their older sister and uncle. They couldn't wait to show them that their meal could be just as awesome without using the stove. 

One thing I noticed is that, it'll be helpful to have another photographer while supervising these adventures, because some of the good things are missed while I'm trying to help them out. It's hard to hold the camera and guide them along at the same time. So next time, I'll have the opposite team on camera duty. 

Today we're bringing you breakfast!

I really wish I would have videoed  how Kayla cracked the eggs. It brought back memories of how you have to have a steady hand to crack an egg. Kayla just slammed hers right on the edge of the bowl, splattering it everywhere....not only once, but twice!  

Danielle then took an egg and said, "See Kayla, you got to take it easy," and did a pretty good job for a rookie. She cracked the egg and spilled a little bit of the egg on the side, but they both got points for trying without frustration!

  After wiping up the spilled eggs and having fun with the seasonings, the next thing we wanted to do was add diced tomatoes and shredded cheese. 

It took a bit of strength for them to be able to use the can opener, but they did it, and were all smiles. We used the can of diced tomatoes to eliminate using a knife, to make it more kid friendly. Although, if you know my Kayla, the manual can opener can still be a little dangerous, but she succeeded opening it and removing the lid with careful fingers. Mind you, I handed her a fork to lift it up, but she shook her head and said, "I don't need that."  

Ooops! Silly me, of course not Kayla. 

I am so loving the Ziploc Zip' n Steam bags! I have a few readers who dislike using the microwave for anything and I can just imagine hearing Chef Robert Irvine screaming, "The MICROWAVE?! That's not fresh food! That's not the best!" 

LOL, for the kiddies though, I hope even Chef Robert Irvine can turn a blind eye to how the microwave can be a good thing! Especially for this team, who was getting more excited by the minute, as their quickie dish was forming right before their eyes. 

We mixed the eggs first in the bowl, before pouring in the Ziploc bag. As an alternative, you can pour the ingredients straight into the bag and either press on the closed bag with your fingers to break up the yolks, or gently shake the bag. 

The eggs were placed in the microwave for 2  1/2 minutes and then Kayla popped Eggo waffles in the toaster. We like Buttermilk Eggos!  As soon as the waffles popped up, Danielle was on the ball, with buttering the waffles with a butter knife. 

I purchased a mixed fruit cup for this breakfast event, although I could have cut the fruit myself, I wanted the children to have very minimal help from me. This way, they literally could say they prepared this meal, 99% on their own. 

I did forgot the vanilla yogurt to layer the parfait with, so we used whip cream to put in between the layers of fruit, but no one was complaining! 

Team 2 was very happy that they were able to pull off such an appetizing breakfast. The eggs were not rubbery or what you would expect out of the microwave. They were soft, cheesy, and the flavors from the Pico de Gallo diced tomatoes were still vibrant. Yum! Congrats Team Two for a job well done! 

Up next Team One - Super Bowl battle Royale, they're picking up the pace! 

1 comment:

  1. The little did great and seem to have fun. Looking forward to the next meal.