Saturday, January 05, 2008
Uh oh, Am I getting old? Say it ain't so.
My 13 year old son is making dinner right now - Schezuan Chicken to be exact. One of the ingredients is chicken broth. The electric can opener was behind the mixer and hard to get to so I handed him an opener similar to the one pictured above to open the can of broth.
He looked at it like it was some complicated piece of equipment; held it next to the can; paused and then said, "What am I supposed to do with this?" LOL. I showed him how it worked and then launched into a "when I was a kid" story about how metal soda and juice cans did not always come with the openers built right in.
BTW, I googled it to find a picture and found out that kind of opener is called a "church key opener." Who knew?
Well.... my son had all the ingredients measured out and ready to go. Then his buddies showed up and they got distracted with the newest Xbox 360 game. They ate leftover pizza and all the ingredients went back in the fridge for tonight's dinner. He really does like to cook. I bought one of Sandra Lee's "semi-homemade" cookbooks for him. Not as manly as Emeril or Bobby Flay but her recipes are definitely more in line with what he likes to eat. He and his buddies made bacon, eggs and homemade waffles for breakfast this morning!
Now.... if I could only train him to cook for me every night. hee hee.