Monday, August 16, 2010

Pick dinner night

We started a family tradition a couple of years ago where each person in the family gets a special 'pick dinner night' marked on the calendar. The idea was meant to get the kids excited about cooking and to introduce them to new foods. When your pick dinner night comes along you can be adventurous or go for your favourite meal .... whatever you like. Everyone is expected to help prepare the meal and to at least try everything that is made.

It was Michael's pick dinner night last night and he asked to have homemade pizza that was 100 meter diet compliant. Thanks Michael!

We made 4 pizzas in total ... 2 were worthy of the diet. Fresh pizza dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, onions and ground goat meat.

For dessert Michael requested a cheese cake which Barb happily prepared. Unfortunately I didn't have any cream cheese ready so I had to settle for a slice of zucchini loaf which was excellent in it's own right.

The kids have really taken to the pick dinner night tradition and they have asked for it to happen more frequently. That's fine with us. We love the tradition ourselves and we like it when the boys show an interest in cooking. It's a great opportunity for some quality family time.

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