Last night, dinner was an unhealthy smorgasbord of food made to 1) get Roscoe a little experience cooking and 2) produce a meal he would thoroughly enjoy. I felt that this
experience would allow Roscoe and I to spend quality time and distract ourselves from Aaron being out of town on business. The items on the menu were chosen and Roscoe
and I ran to the store to pick up some last minute ingredients. Now mind you, I would not have personallychosen to cook these items, but I let Roscoe take the lead on what we’d eat. His choices? Hot dog pizza (not sure where he came up with this), salad (one small success), and “dirt” pudding.
The pizza was not that terrible, but again not my cup of tea. His selection of barbecue sauce, hotdogs, pineapple and cheddar cheese was certainly unusual, but perhaps this
is just the beginning of a budding culinary genius?
Lucky for me his most desired item was the dessert, meaning that I had some leverage to get him to clean his plate before he got a serving. The “dirt” pudding if you are not familiar, is chocolate pudding covered with ground oreos and gummy worms stuck on top. For a child who is mildly allergic to Chocolate, my child can down the stuff! (FYI: he only gets a mild itch; no terrible repercussions from eating it.)
All in all, it was fun cooking with Little Man! He was excited to help, although perhaps a little overzealous about mixing the pudding as I’m still finding splashes on the wall this morning. He’s already asking what we’ll make tonight! I predict my sweet boy is going to be a great catch for someone- far, far, FAR into the future.