My sister is in Paris.
Apparently enraptured with paintings of wild turkeys:)
Meanwhile, I'm having a crazy time with her children. Here are the highlights so far.
The kids being crazy.
Yesterday night we had a 'Kid's Chopped"
.(Minus both the literal and figurative chopping.)
The kids all had three ingredients and had to make something out of them.
(Like the show Chopped.)
The three main course ingredients were noodles, sauce, and chicken nuggets.
|The secret ingredient is always chicken nuggets!|
|Big J made a main course. The kids all freaked out like a rockstar was joining their competition. 'Daddy is the best, he is so good at cooking!"|
|The teams hard at work while Willow the cat and I "supervise"|
Team Jack and Katy won the main course round.
Then it was boys versus girls for the dessert round.
The three ingredients were: dessert shells, pudding, and donuts.
|Elly and Katy had some creative differences and so Elly created what became known as 'the Tower'/the Napoleon"|
|Katy with her...unique...creation|
|The boys went all out. They had the food processor out and they fried stuff. It was intense. I tried to ignore that whatever it was in the center of their plate looked like raw meat.|
|Jack was the judge and he tried every dish and gave them all constructive feedback. They loved it.|
The Girls took round two.
Which led to a Jamesaroni meltdown due to his having been on two losing teams.
And while this will sound completely cheesy, I have to say that I was so proud of all of them. They tried so hard and worked together and were so proud of their creations.
They are good kids. And while; after two days with them, I am tired, angry, and a little mentally broken, I wouldn't trade these babies for the world!