Tiana’s Kitchen

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“If I can mince, you can dance.” – Prince Naveen

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When I was first married, I woke up one day and realized that I actually had to cook.  GASP!  My mother is a fantastic cook and all my growing up years she made the dinners.  I realized that I only knew how to make cookies (because the way to a man’s heart is through cookies).  I felt like Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog the first time I tried to mince garlic.  I admit that I am still a terribly slow mincer, but we have managed to survive these 6 1/2 years so I guess I’m doing something right.

I wanted to teach my kids some basic cooking skills so that they will be ready to cook when they are adults.  That in mind, I welcomed them to:

TIANA’S KITCHEN

The object of the day was to help them learn to make tuna fish sandwiches.  This required some spreading, grinding, mixing, and cutting.  

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The first rule of cooking is to always wash your hands.

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I gave each child an apron to wear (they needed to look like official chefs after all).  Princess helped me drain the tuna, then I gave each child a knife and let them spread mayonnaise on their  sandwich.

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Goofy put giant blobs of the mayonnaise on her sandwich.  She would have eaten it that way too if I hadn’t come over and showed her how to spread it evenly.

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We had Bestie and Brownie over for lunch.  Brownie had lots of fun helping in Tiana’s kitchen.

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I helped Princess chop up the pickles.  I made sure to emphasize that children should NOT use knives without parent supervision.

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Brownie got to push the button on the grinder.  She wasn’t expecting it to be quite so loud.

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I put the tuna, mayo, and pickles into a bowl and let each of the kids take turns mixing it together.

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Mix, mix, mix.

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While each girl took turns mixing the tuna, I cut some slices of cheese.

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Time to spread the tuna onto their sandwiches.

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Cooking can be fun, but eating is always the BEST part.

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Now that’s a pair of proud chefs.  Everyone loved their tuna sandwiches, but I think they liked them even more because they made them.

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