August 19, 2011

Family Feature Friday: Taylor

Chef Taylor

Taylor’s favorite show is Paula…. as in Paula Deen.

She also likes Bobby, and that Rachael lady, and dat ‘nother one that makes dinner in silly spaces. (Chef Robert Irvine: Dinner Impossible)

Basically, Taylor is a chef in training.

So what is she cooking up there? Spaghetti Sauce. Because you couldn’t screw it up if you tried.  (onions, celery, carrot, garlic, mushrooms, peppers, and a couple of cans of diced tomatoes… salt and pepper to taste. a teaspoon or so of dried oregano and basil, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and our secret ingredient.)

Spaghetti sauce is really great for teaching short people to cook because there is a lot of chopping involved, and it cooks over low heat. People always eat more dinner when they made it themselves. ALSO: We are practicing not burning ourselves. It’s going well for THEM and not as much for ME. (I have been “taking one for the team”… you are welcome children-without-burned-forearms)

And THAT is what our cutie caboose Taylor is up to these days.