Wow, I love what this cooking camp, Kitchen Kid, has instilled in my son. In one weeks time, he has been inspired to hop into the kitchen to cook and bake. Last week he made Vanilla Pudding. It was so creamy smooth. He did everything himself accept separate the eggs. Separating eggs is very tricky. Here is a picture of his pudding
From there, he began making his own breakfast. The breakfast mostly consisted of scrambled eggs. However, just the other night, his friends slept over and all three boys worked feverishly on dessert. It was a molten chocolate lava cake. It was delicious. Here is their photo.
This cake took many steps. First the boys had to melt the two kinds of chocolate and butter in a water bath. Then, the boys had to crack and beat the eggs and sugar. Then the boys needed to temper the eggs before pouring all the eggs into the butter and chocolate mixture. In addition, the boys had to butter and flour all the ramekins as well as preheat the oven.
It was so much fun to watch the boys put this altogether. Once the cake finished baking we ate it immediately. It tasted amazing. The boys were so proud of themselves. Nico was so excited in the kitchen he couldn’t stop singing in his operatic voice. It was crazy fun. The most important thing is the boys had to stop using electronics for at least 45 minutes during the prep period.
So, it is okay to gently push your child into making a choice otherwise the child won’t learn what interests him/her. If my husband and I not made Nolan choose a camp, he would have wanted to sit in his room all day. This would not have been acceptable to me or his dad. Yes, summer is for relaxing but it is also for exploring new interests.