The long summer vacation is over and now all the children are back at school. During vacation time, families did all sorts of activities.
This blog is dedicated to six of our grandchildren who live in the Negev. They decided to do a very special activity and learned some important and valuable lessons along the way. A great big yashar koach to: Gilad, Nadav, Adi, Neta, Talia and Chen.
The children asked their mother if they could have a cooking contest. They wanted to prepare dinner. Devorah [their Mother] suggested that it would be better to do it for Shabbat because she would let them use better ingredients [chicken, beef, pareve whip cream…]
The junior cooking team would have to make the Shabbat night meal from the entree to the dessert. Their parents, Devorah and Hagai would be the judges and choose who prepared the best meal.
Devorah set some ground rules: they had to have approval of the menu they chose, they had to use ingredients that were in the house, only the older children could use the stove and they would have to clean up.
The children agreed to the rules and paired up into teams - one older and one younger to each team. They decided the contest would start the following Shabbat. The search was on for recipes. They looked online, in cookbooks and magazines.
The big question was...will Devorah’s kitchen survive? I’m pleased to report it did.
Gilad 14 1/2 and Nadav 6 1/2 were first team. They decided to make: baked ain course was chicken pirgiot, stir fried veggies and rice. And for dessert chocolate mousse. the entree: The m
Nadav peeled all of the the veggies and broke up the chocolate for the mousse. He also licked the bowl clean from the mousse when it was all done. Gilad made the tuna, the stir fried veggies, the rice, the pirgiot and the mousse.
Devorah only had dairy chocolate in the house and Gilad really wanted to make the mousse so went to the markolet [on the yishuv] and bought pareve chocolate with his own money.
The boys worked very hard together and when they were finished they left the kitchen "clean." I can attest to the fact that the mousse was delicious.
The following week was Adi 11 ½ and Neta 5. The girls made
Saba and I are so proud of each of you.
A special thank-you to Devorah for taking pictures and filling in the blanks [things I didn’t know] for me.
Until next time…feel free to comment and share