While making our weekly dinner menu, Ben complained that we eat too much chicken. He also proceeded to complain about just about every other suggestion I had for the menu. I said, "Fine, then you do it!" He was beyond happy to offer to take one night. The boy LOVES to cook!
It didn't take Ben long to get his menu made. He wanted a "man" meal! He wanted "MEAT"! He knew immediately that he wanted to make ribs, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob, as well as dessert. WOW!! I have never made ribs before, let alone eat them! (I know, I know...I had just never had them...) I couldn't let Ben down, so I went along with it. How could I pass up a night of no cooking???
Ben and I went to the local meat market to buy the ribs. Thankfully this place is amazing and they guys there were happy to tell us the best way to cook the ribs.
Ben's dinner kept having to be postponed due to his marching band schedule (and the other hundreds of things that seemed to be going on). The day finally came and Ben couldn't wait to tackle it all by himself!
The proud chef (:
Boys like meat...
This is all that was left...
Ben did a great job! He ended up having to have a lot more help than he anticipated. I think it is so good for him to see all that is involved in making a meal. It takes a long time. It makes the kitchen a mess. Everyone doesn't always appreciate or like everything that you make. It takes much more time to prepare the meal than it does to consume the meal.
The best part...Ben wants to do it again and Abby asked when she can have a turn!