Getting Involved

Too many chefs spoil the broth…

Or so I have been told.  This afternoon we decided to make lasagna for supper, only to discover that we were out of lasagna noodles.  Since we had already taken a trip to the post office, I really did not want to run to the grocery store, and was seriously considering the ramifications of using spaghetti, when I remembered how simple it is to make noodles.

I called the boys together, and informed them of the difficulty (not having noodles), and told them that if they wanted lasagna, they were going to have to help.  I had four volunteers immediately.

Adam and Benjamin were eager to get ingredients.  Daniel was sitting on the table, demanding a spatula, so he could mix, and Gideon, who has just learned how to climb onto the chairs, was up to the table.  Caleb, it seems, had disappeared, about the time I mentioned “help.”

They mixed and kneaded.

They rolled and rolled; and then…they helped some more. 

I am use to the big boys helping, and Caleb leaving when ever possible.  Caleb has made himself my regular mixer, he is sure I can’t make biscuits with out his help.  Yet, I was amazed by Gideon’s help, and his desire to be part of everything!

Of course, they sampled too!  Everything must be tasted.

BTW, supper was wonderful.  I find it is always so much better when there are many chefs cooks presenting home-made goodness to Daddy.



1 Response to “Getting Involved”

  1. 1 Michele Joy October 18, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    This makes me want to jump right up and go make something. When they have their ears turned on, kids are great in the kitchen, aren’t they? I think it’s wonderful you have allowed yours to help, and figure out what it’s all about while they still want to. My not-quite-two-year-old is a super mixer, even if her co-ordination needs some work. 🙂

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