Thursday, December 5, 2013

And she did it her way....

Last week I let Sarah cut up an onion for me.  And she did a great job.  At 9, she's finally possessing enough knife skills that I can trust her with a paring knife.

She saw my large recipe binder and immediately ran to the basement and started digging through an old box of junk that we removed from her room during the Big Room Clean Out of Summer 13.  She pulled out an old purple binder that she had previously used as her recipe binder and then subsequently discarded.

The binder contained one recipe that she created. She named the recipe Tangerine Tango and it consisted of tangerine slices and whipped cream blended together and consumed with a straw.  Yum?

The next day she decided to search the internet for a recipe that she could make all by herself.

She found a recipe for potato pancakes that called for frozen hash browns.  We didn't have any so she took a potato and grated it up herself and cracked and beat an egg.


Then she added the other ingredients and started to fry away.


Then after it got nice and brown, she enjoyed the heck out of that potato pancake!

She made the entire thing herself and every time I tried to offer a suggestion she got mad at me. 

I was only trying to explain that she needed to decrease the other ingredients in the recipe to make up for the fact that she only used enough potato for one pancake and the recipe was for 4 servings. This is one of the many reasons this girl could never be homeschooled - taking advice from wise old mom is not her favorite thing to do.  Plus this little cutie is stubborn!

So when I noticed that she added the oil directly to the pancake instead of putting it in the frying pan, I kept my mouth shut.  The potato pancake still tasted pretty good if I do say so myself and Santa is starting to feel pretty good about the Look and Cook children's cookbook he is giving her for Christmas. 

And look what I just found. Where did this little one go??

7 comments:

Mari said...

Good for her! She looks pretty pleased with herself too. She's growing up, but is cute as always!

Madeline said...

I'm impressed! Way to go Sarah!

jennwa said...

Next she can come to my house and cook :)

Billie Jo said...

Yay for her!
And yay for Mom too. : )

Kay said...

Good for her! At 18 my girl still has very little interest. : (

Busy Bee Suz said...

She is awesome. Sometimes we just have to bite our tongues and let them at it…..you did good Mom!
That cookbook looks great and the old post is so cute; they have grown SO much!!!

onecatholicmama said...

Good for her! And, her potato pancake looks really good.