When I met Joy I thought to myself, “Joy is the perfect name!” You see, Joy radiates, well, joy. She laughs. She smiles. She just enjoys life.
And when she brought the idea of having one of her munchkins pick out an ingredient and cook a meal around it, I thought she was crasy ambitious. My kids would pick out chicken nuggets, or cherries.
But she just went with it with grace and created a delicious pasta dish.
Want to check out more of Joy’s culinary and motherly adventures??? Check her out at Joy’s Misadventures. I know I will. :)
Obviously I’m not Deena but you are on her blog. My name is Joy of Joy’s Misadventures and I had the pleasure of meeting Deena at this year’s Camp Blogaway. Knowing what a wonderful mom she is, she wanted to do a whole series of kids on How to Get Kids in the Kitchen.
Luckily, The Munchkins are always in the kitchen even when I don’t want them in there, especially The Daughter. She loves watching and helping me prep like cutting…hmmmm a 3 year old and knives are probably a bad idea. Though she has gotten pretty good at peeling garlic and getting batter in her hair (I have no idea how).
For this challenge I wanted to let her pick out what to make for dinner. Scary! You would think she would pick stuff like cheese and a cookie. Oh, not my foodie child. She did pretty well than again I also set parameters for her choices. She had to pick out two vegetables at least to cook. It also helped that we went to a farmers market to go shopping. I did allow pasta since The Son was going to eat this also. His lack of teeth limits what we could make.
Her first Choice…..Tomatoes
Second Choice…Asparagus. She is wearing a tutu and shoes way too big on her. I don’t ask anymore.
She insisted on caring the bag (btw I had to take all the pictures with my phone and I love touching the lens when I take pictures)
The Munchkins loves pasta we decided to use a goat cheese and roasted vegetable Ravioli from Costco
Initially The Daughter was helping me but she found the movie her brother was watching more interesting. So she left me to cook instead.
I wanted a sauce less dish since The Son is starting to eat on his own and personally I don’t like the combination of red sauce and kids. A little too messy for my taste . I also like managing the amount of salt in the dish.
More about Joy: I’m a mom of two mischievous children that loves to get into everything. In order to keep my sanity I started to explore my inner foodie. As I learned to cooked, I found myself having mini adventures or actually misadaventures since I tend to mess up recipes more often than not. Check it out at: Joy’s Misadventures.