Thursday, April 8, 2010

Iron Chef Ryan

I had always told Ryan that when he was 8 he could start using the stove with supervision. Actually, first it was 10, but I lowered it to 8. Well, he's 7 1/2 and I caved and let him cook his own main dish for today's bento...

Ryan's
lunch:
rice w/
soy
crumbles
and
shallots;
orange
slices;
green
grapes;
almonds
and
peanuts;
peas.

The
chef
hat is
made
out of
rice
cheese,
and the smile is a piece of an Eco-Planet vegan cheddar cracker--often the smiling suns separate in the box and become a smiley face and the sun's corona.

Ryan has also been making his
own breakfasts recently. Often
by the time I bring Maia down-
stairs he's already eating, and
he gets food for his siblings too.
It took some explaining for him
to master the crazy settings on
our double wide toaster though!

Next I have to be brave and
let him use sharp knives! He
really wants to prepare more
things himself, but so much of
it requires knife skills... I think
I'll go buy some bigger band-
aids just in case!!

5 comments:

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Yay Ryan! The bento looks delicious :) Kidlet really likes to make his own breakfast too, and lunches on days off! I haven't let him near the super sharp knives yet tho, he still seems to little for that even tho he probably isn't :P

River - The Crafty Kook said...

I love this! How cool that he wants to prapare his own food. I watched the first episode of Food Revolution and some of those kids didn't even know what a potato looked like. Iron Chef Ryan could teach those kids some serious cooking lessons! :)

dirtyduck said...

he'll be ok, if he wants to keep on doing his own thing he'll be sure to be extra careful you know? thanks for posting your cute ideas

veganf said...

We've been watching Food Revolution too. I can't believe they didn't even have blunt knives and forks for the elementary school cafeteria!!

sherimiya said...

Well done Ryan! My boy makes everyone's toast in the morning too, and is allowed to use a butter knife to cut banana slices too. He even wants to wash the dishes, but we don't often let him do that, since it usually ends up being just as much work to "rewash" stuff after :)