The Girl has always been interested in cooking, and always tried to help out, from a young age. We have a good collection of cookbooks, but now, with the help of The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook, she’s become an even more remarkable dynamo in the kitchen.
With not a lot of help (unless I aid in the chopping, to speed things along), she’s managed to cook up quite a few complicated dishes on her own. Past offerings have included cheesy beef potato pie (at left), the Cinnamon Bakery Bread (below), ginger-carrot-butternut squash soup, buttermilk biscuits, pasta salad, shortbread . . . and the list goes on. Last week’s offering? Moist chicken in basil cream sauce. When I was 10 years old, I managed to re-heat prepared chicken on the stove, keeping it unburned, most of the time.
Now that we have a great little cook offering to make supper once a week, no one goes hungry in this arena.