Just as I was thinking that it's time to officially kick-off our little online cooking group, my friend Tiffany sends me this great article. The gist is that kids love repetition, and if you have 5-10 foolproof, kid-approved recipes in your arsenal , dinnertime is pretty much done and done.
So with that as our guiding principal, I've rejiggered the guidelines for the cooking club a bit. Rather than dictating an ingredient to cook around each week, I'm proposing that we just try something new, perhaps slightly out of our comfort zone, but with kids in mind. (This also helps those of you participating that are vegetarians.)
That doesn't mean we have to dumb things down, but this isn't an exercise in extravagance either. The goal is to impress our kids not each other -- although impressing your kids with good food is awfully impressive...
I think I have a good record of everyone that "signed up" from the original post. I've created a side bar on the right with all the participants. Let me know if you're listed and don't want to do it so I can remove you, OR if you want to be added.
I'll add participants through the end of the week and close it on Friday.
So, here's the deal... For the next 8 weeks (schedule below) we'll all create one "new" dinner per week and post the recipe and results on Tuesdays on our own blogs. In addition to posting my recipe here on Tuesdays, I'll also post three of my favorites from the rest of the group on Thursdays.
Once we're done, hopefully we'll all have 5-10 new rockin new recipes ,and all our dinnertime woes will be solved.
ONLINE COOKING CLUB SCHEDULE
- Week One -- Tuesday, Sept 22nd
- Week Two -- Tuesday, Sept 29th
- Week Three -- Tuesday, Oct. 6th
- Week Four -- Tuesday, Oct 13th
- Week Five -- Tuesday, Oct 20th
- Week Six -- Tuesday, Oct 27th
- Week Seven -- Tuesday, Nov 3rd
- Week Eight -- Tuesday, Nov 10th