Anyway, watching the series inspired DS to become little chef himself and he always claimed that he could do this and he could do that whenever he saw them cooking. The fact that he never cooked seemed to skip his mind. He does have a lot of confidence though. . . .
Seeing his eagerness to become little chef, I decided that his next homework project would be cooking !!! Last term, they learned all about Ancient Greek in History. When I say "all", it means ALL from how the Greek dress, their gods and goddess, the various myths Achilles, Pandora Box, their prowess in wars and naturally what they ate and drank. So, one of the homework that the children may (they need not) do is to prepare a Greek dish, write the recipe and record how they make them !!!
This is great !!!! I searched the internet for super duper easy Greek recipes and easy to find ingredients and all I have to do now is standby with my camera.
So here is our future Junior MasterChef wannabe :-
|Spanakopita Cheese Triangles|
And let's see the making of Spanakopita Cheese Triangles. . .
|Steam or boil spinach|
|Crumble feta cheese and add in ricotta cheese|
|Add in egg into cheese mixture|
|Stir in sauted onion and spinach, mix well|
|Season with salt and pepper|
|Add a bit of olive oil and melted butter|
|Brush filo pastry with olive/butter mixture, fold it twice and brush every time|
|Place a spoonful of spinach mixture|
|Fold it so it becomes triangle|
|Fold upwards until it reaches the end|
|Brush the end with more olive/butter|
|Ready to bake|
|Bake at 180 celcius for 20 minutes or until golden|
It became our dinner that night, hmmm not bad really :D
We printed the step by step photos and turn them into a booklet as his homework. He received 2 extra points, for printing the recipe and for making the booklet.
But most importantly, he enjoyed making them and has learned since then to make his own scramble eggs :D
Mom's Note : Well it's a long way to the day his mother can quit cooking for the family *sigh*