Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cooking It Up!

My girls love being in the kitchen with me. In fact, I would say that is where we spend most of the day. Usually at least a few times a week we bake something. Baking with kids is great, because they don't have to be near anything too hot. We pull all the ingredients out onto the table, put the bowl on the table, and then take turns dumping ingredients and stirring.

I'm finding more and more, that Antalya is a lot more willing to eat something if she has helped with the preparation and knows what's in it. I can't always let her help me out when I'm cooking on the stove, but occasionally when Victoria is asleep I let her drag a chair over and help me cook dinner. She always does a great job helping, and an even better job of eating the dinner once it's ready.

Yesterday was one of those opportunities. She did a great job chopping mushrooms, stirring, and adding the ingredients I told her to.

In the end, we had a delicious chicken curry that everyone enjoyed! Hope you enjoy it too!

Easy Chicken Curry
1 clove of garlic
2 onions
mushrooms (or other vegetables)
1 T curry powder/paste (use more or less to taste)
1 apple
1 T sweet mango chutney
1 can chopped tomatoes
2-3 chicken breasts, cubed

Chop the garlic, onions and mushrooms and fry gently in a large pan until soft.
Then add the chicken and curry powder/paste and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the diced up apple, chutney and chopped tomatoes.
Simmer for 1-2 hours.
Serve over rice.


dennisandsong said...

Hi, You don't know me. . .I am Rachel Smith's (Jesse's Wife) sister. I too have a daughter with Down Syndrome, she is 6. My husband is in the Air Force and we live away from family as well. Rachel told me about your blog and I have been quietly peeking in. I have appreciated a lot of your posts and just wanted to say hello. I have a blog that is blocked but if your interested in reading about another family as well I would be happy to give you access to ours. I know it gives me comfort and ideas to see what are families are doing and see we aren't so different from lots of others. Anyway, I just thought I would make myself known to you and give you an option to peek in on us as well. My name is Song and if you ever wanted to chat or just want to be able to see my blog email me at, your family is darling. Thanks for your posts, you seem like a great mom!

Anonymous said...

Sunny, your patience is amazing and it's so great for Antalya. She's learning so much and growing up way too fast.

Michelle said...

You have a wonderful helper in the kitchen! Loved the videos!