Amateur Chef

I am currently paying $2 per meal.  As in, if you come to my house and make my family dinner, I will pay you $2.  Any takers?

This has been a big hit here for my older children.  And for me.

Guys, Boy and Sis are raking in the big bucks.  Sis made the best roast that has ever come out of my crock pot, and Guys made a mean Thai stir-fry with fresh Thai basil from the farm club.  Guys has also become quite fantastic at baking bread, she gets $1 for two loaves.  I dislike making bread.  Guys loves kneading dough.  Win, win!

Boy in particular, loves making dinner and has become quite the impromptu chef. He has no qualms about straying from a recipe, which is great for me since I don't know how to stick to a recipe ;~)

His most recent dish was spectacular, there was not a bite left over.
I'll do my best to tell you what he did, and give you exact measurements so you can try to replicate it.

First he browned some coconut, then set it aside.
Then he browned 3 cups of basmati rice in a pot with some oil.
He added 3-4 cups chicken broth and 1 can of coconut milk and simmered.
Meanwhile in a skillet he sauted some sweet onions and 2 cloves of garlic
then added strips of pork, covered and cooked until no longer pink.
When the rice was tender, he added a handful (maybe 3/4 cup) of chopped cilantro and squeezed in the juice of two limes.
He then covered the rice and let sit while he figured out a veggie to go with the meal.
He steamed a head of broccolini (baby broccoli) and added a pinch of garlic and smidge of butter.

It's too bad the Navy had Dad flying in Florida that week, it was 4. 5 stars!


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