Bailey is hooked on the Food Networks, Kids Baking Championship. Kids Baking Championship is hosted + judged by Duff Goldman + Valerie Bertinelli.
Eight talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, $10,000, a full ‘baker’s kitchen’, an article written about them, and their cake recreated in Charm City Cakes.
Bailey has watched the same episode over and over. I’ve seen bits + pieces too, and the show is pretty cute. I can see what she enjoys. I still to this day record Giada’s cooking shows.
Sunday afternoon, Bailey came up with an idea. A brilliant idea, that included me NOT cooking dinner. Obviously I was all in!! Bailey wanted to do her very own “kid cooking challenge.” She would do the cooking and I would do the tasting/judging. Sounded like a fabulous plan to me. She asked me to take her to Raley’s to pick out the ingredients. Without a clue as to what she was making us, we loaded up and headed to the grocery store.
Here’s what she picked out:
- Portabello Sausage Links (she even spotted one with the GF + organic label) A+
- Whole wheat rotini pasta
- Alfredo Sauce
- Rainbow carrots
I knew exactly what she was making 🙂
With very little help, my 9 year old whipped up a delicious dinner for the three of us.
She sliced + sauteed the sausage.
Boiled water and cooked the pasta (perfectly, I might add) I hate under-cooked pasta.
Made a dressing for the carrots: Seka Hills Olive oil + Honey, salt, pepper. (Bailey LOVES honey)
Then roasted the carrots.
While everything was cooking, she even set the table. I taught her a napkin fold. Lemon ice water in wine glasses was my favorite touch 🙂
I helped her with timing so everything would be ready about the same time.
I had the best time watching and waiting for her to ask for “advice” not help. She had the best time cooking. I was super proud of her. She was super proud of herself. It was a win-win. Except I offered to do the dishes.
MY 2016 KID BAKING CHAMPION
She’s asked if she can cook Monday night dinners from now on. I love it!!
Holy Kaia Hell Week. Burpees every 5 minutes for an hour, between our regular workout. It was intense. I pushed myself and it was hard. After 2 bathroom breaks I finally got to 100 jump ropes in a minute. I finally met my goal!!! Now I want to beat 125.
I’ve got my pink on and ready to kick some hell week ass!!