Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hunter's Scout Dinner

As a Wolf scout, Hunter is required to do many things to get his Wolf badge. He is really close to earning the badge too if not for a few things that are not as easy as saying, "What do you do if you are home alone and someone calls and asks if your mom is home?" One of these things is to cook a dinner. He has to decide what to make, prepare the meal by actually cooking the food, set the table, and then clean up after including washing the dishes (Joy's favorite part). We have been putting it off because, bless his heart, he wanted Ramen and pear slices for dinner. Both Joy and I laughed hysterically when he mentioned this pair. Ramen and pear slices?! Really?! Joy convinced him that a salad would be good too and he agreed.

So last night we decided to get it over with and as luck would have it, we didn't have any pears in the house. Luckily he wasn't too devastated either. So he prepared the meal including the salad. He had a little help, obviously, but for the most part, he did it by himself.

Cooking the Ramen

Making the croutons for the salad

The dinner was good, for Ramen and salad. Joy and I had lots of salad. I am really, really glad that Joy and I didn't have to go through the just-married-phase-when-all-you-eat-is-ramen-because-you-are-dirt-poor phase. That is probably because I never graduated...we'll save that story for another day.

At least the kids LOVED dinner. Hunter's comment on his dinner: "Man! I make a wicked dinner!"

Cassia's comment: "We should have ramen for dinner more often!"

And Redick's: "Yeah! Food!" (He didn't really, but he did spend the night copying everything that Hunter and Cassia said, so I am sure he said something along those lines)

Oh yeah, Joy stopped off at McDonald's after the kids went to bed for some fries and diet coke for each of us.


Kristi said...

Way to go Hunter! You can cook us Raman anytime!

Amy said...

Only Joy could plate Ramen, take a photo, and make it look good.