I was thinking about having 4.5-year-old Angela do a little cooking with me this season since she did so well with the rice krispie and marshmallow orange pumpkin we made for Halloween. (I was elated when she insisted an scouring her Dad's sink about four times, the last time with which she burst into singing "Scooby-Dooby- Do, where are you?"
I thought of a few ideas while reading the November 2002 issue of Bon Appetit.
pre-holiday dinner with Daddy, and friends:
* Trader Joe's Butternut squash soup served in a semi-baked squash and garnished with roasted pine nuts,
* Green beans, with butter apple glaze.
* Twice baked yams garnished with pine nuts and dried Marion berries,
* Stuffed Cornish game hens
Angela may help mix and set the different stuffings - spinach and bread stuffing, curried rice and apricot, bread stuffing with orange and rosemary,
* baked pears and apples
Since this will be her first time, I will be totally assisting with the dinner guest list and preparation.
Does this sound too difficult? Any other suggestions? Safety tips? What should we wear?