To say Im enjoying my stint as a recipe reviewer over at Ready Set Eat would be akin to saying I enjoy beef jerky or have a unique fondness for Dr. Seuss.
Simultaneously an understatement and a re-statement of the obvious.
Lately nary a meal is prepared without my checking their site for suggestions, recipes or what’s on sale.
And, while Im sure Ren Man is sorely tempted to mock me, he’s enjoying the cooking too much to say a word.
The Tornado is another story.
This has been quite the opportunity for us to spend time together in the grocery/kitchen and quite the revelation of how few culinary skills Ive taught her to this point.
In addition to the lack of culinary skills, thanks to this experience I learned my child had zero clue what spinach was.
I announced to her we were making orange spinach salad with chicken and anticipated moans & groans & whines about the ickynessment (technical term) of spinach.
I brought her to the grocery, placed her in front of the spinach bundles and her reaction was not at all what I expected.
Did she whine she didnt like the taste?
Did she proclaim she’d never ever eat the green?
My princess-loving, happily ever after obsessed five year old picked up a bunch and announced it reminded her of, well, you can hear her tell you in the 20 second video clip below:
Yes I laughed.
Yes I wondered where on earth she gets this fascination.
Yes I proceeded to make her let me inquire lovingly about preparing dinner with her pretend wedding accessory.
The wedding accessory? About 10 leaves were consumed by the child (also a raging success).
*I did snicker she thought it was her first time experiencing spinach. Some day she wont be five and will realize her Shrek Shakes arent green by virtue of magic & fairy dust.
I was hired by Ready Set Eat to review recipes. The cooking mishaps, spinach-bouquet discussions and recipe reactions are all my own.