We’re back! Though we started out with just a few Petits Chefs this week because of various team tryouts going on, the small group was thrilled to start the term with a perennial favourite – spaghetti bolognese! But not just any spaghetti bolognese, the Food Revolution version. Especially when they found out it had bacon in it! “Everything’s better with bacon!”
We practised dicing carrots and celery into even-sized pieces (I was very impressed to see what a great job these guys did!)…
As our sauce bubbled away, we went through the recipe step by step (to make sure we had covered everything!) and cleaned our stations.
Then we sat down and read the recipe together to make sure everyone knew exactly which part was which (and you know it’s a winning recipe when one of the boys asks a bunch of questions because he is “going to make this at home” before he’s even tasted it!). Then we rinsed our dishes and stacked the dishwasher. Not glamourous but part of cooking too.
The best part? Sprinkling on the Parmesan…
All the boys were really impressed with their work – dinner in around 45 minutes of hands on time, then you can go and get stuff done (“Homework” I said, yeah – right!) whilst it bubbles away. This is a great recipe to get kids in the kitchen – some important but straightforward chopping techniques and a meal that most kids I know love to eat. Win. Win.
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