She's seven but I decided that she was old enough to start chopping and dicing using a "real knife."
The Pampered Chef paring knife is child-friendly but it made her feel so big and important. This was a big deal!
"Mommy, I'm so good, aren't I? I've never had so much fun in my life! Slicing things up is neat!"
Okaaaay! What am I encouraging here? Tell me.
She also felt very superior taking over her sister's job of stirring a very hot pot of olive oil, sliced tomatoes, minced garlic, diced bell peppers and chopped onions.
Who needs a vocabulary list and a home ec classroom when you explain the different cutting methods while the child is chopping in your kitchen?
Please excuse the pajama to clothes change in the middle of this production. We don't stay in our pajamas all day long. Really...we do change eventually, even if it isn't until 4:00 PM.
Have I mentioned lately that we are homeschoolers?
Annie dicing and arranging the carrots on the salad.
Annie cutting and layering the pears.
Annie sliding the garlic bread into the heated oven.
What a delicious looking salad.
It wasn't our regular Great Depression fare but it was another Class A meal at the Cajun Cottage! Yummy!