Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fun Lunch

Pin It Now! My child, who usually loves to read, has been going through a "reading funk" lately. Nothing seems to be of any interest. This can make home schooling a bit challenging, to say the least. So, last week I told Mullin he could pick any genre he wanted for the subject of Reading. He picked cooking.

We found a few neat books about food at the library: a book about healthy eating, one about disgusting foods ( very gross book--yikes, people in Cambodia actually eat tarantulas!), and finally a book with a few fun recipes with the history of certain foods included.

Today, we made all kinds of fun characters out of eggs...


Mullin learned how to make hard-boiled eggs, and he really did do a lot of these eggs himself. I just wasn't ready for him to chop any fingers off using a sharp knife to cut carrots. We actually turned this whole project into a wonderful Sunday lunch that consisted of eggs, cheese, couscous, lettuce, tomato, chives, carrots, and a fruit bowl. Creating all of the eggs with Mullin was really fun!!

We made a mama hen with her baby chicks. Aren't they adorable?

Some toadstools, a rabbit, and a mouse. You know what's missing, right? A giant gnome as the centerpiece!!! Oh well, I don't have one...yet. Still looking for the PERFECT one.

8 comments:

T-Bone said...

those look AWESOME!

not up to code said...

Too fun! Mullin is old enough to learn some knife skills in the kitchen according to Alton Brown.

AutumnFawn said...

I looked for an Alton Brown cook book at the library but couldn't find one. I love the science behind all the cooking!! Guess I will have to go to the library on line and see if there is one at another branch or something. Mullin really does like to cook and wants to learn more. He used to watch Alton on TV sometimes, Paula Dean, too! :) I do want to steer him in the "healthy" direction, though!!!

Jane Anne said...

How fun! I can only imagine the amount of time that it took to make them. It is awesome to work with the kids on a project like that.

AutumnFawn said...

It did take some time. We did a lot of preparation before church on Sunday, and it did take about an hour after we got home to prepare the rest of it. I wouldn't want to do this all of the time, but every now and then it is fun!!

The Matt Lambert Family said...

you are such a great mom! as fun as all these projects look in books- i would never do it unless we were taking it to a party for other people to see! maybe when my kids are bigger and can help with it.

Bonnie said...

Those are adorable !!!!

HONEY said...

Congratulations Chef Mullin! That plate looks fantastic!

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