My kids watched their first cooking show today. Many of the moms I admire use cooking shows as a form of entertainment and education for their kiddos. I don't know why I hadn't thought of introducing them to the wonders of the Food Network before.
We have enjoyed roving around Mars with the Discovery Channel and have survived some of the scariest storms on the Weather Channel, but for some reason, the Food Network never popped into my head long enough to move my hand to the remote. Although, I have often thought that The Professor would get a kick out of Alton Brown! We might have to hunt down his show next.
Today was Rachael Ray Day.
I had planned to make her Harvest Turkey Burgers tonight for dinner (still sneaking those veggies in any way I can) and I thought it might be fun for them to watch her show. She was making Veal Meatball and Broccoli Rabe Stoup. They actually said it looked good. They even said they would eat it if I made it! The children were most excited when she encouraged parents to let the children help roll the meatballs. Oh, and they really liked the Turkey Burgers. (Didn't even notice the green stuff inside.)
Of course, the reviews weren't all good for Miss Rachael. Sunshine thinks she talks too much! Husband agrees. Sometimes you just can't help but take a breath for the woman. But hey...if she gets my kids to try new things... she is welcome in my house anytime! And please bring Alton!