Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Quinn rocks the kitchen

Quinn is getting more and more useful and helpful at home.

He is really starting to enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and making things and learning how to do new things. I am more than happy to encourage him too.

In fact I make a point of being available to help, give advice, info or whatever, but apart from that I keep away and leave him to do his thing without interfering or worrying about mess or technique etc.

The one rule is that he has to clean up at the end.

He has arranged dinner for 3 of the last 4 nights.

On Sunday we'd had a busy and active day and I was not in the mood for making dinner so he volunteered to do it! While I sat on my bed with my feet up. :)

He made 'pizza breads'. These are basically pizzas on slices of bread. He's been making these for a while. Usually just tomato sauce and cheese on bread and then grilled. On Sunday though he sliced and diced; cheese, ham, mushrooms, peppers, pickles etc and assembled them neatly all by himself. And then popped them in the oven to grill.

They were delicious! Although I did have to yell at him to check on them when I realised he'd wondered off to watch TV. Luckily they were saved in the nick of time and we had the talk about needing to stay and watch stuff under the grill! ;)

On Monday he again wanted to 'cook' and he made oven chips & chicken schnitzels with microwaved veg.

He had the night off on Tuesday when we had chicken, mash, stir fried veg etc.

Then last night we had a little dinner for Griffin's birthday, and while I was doing the cake, Quinn phoned to order pizzas. He placed the order, for 4 different pizzas with topping substitutions all by himself. He even met the delivery guy at the door, paid and gave a (slightly too large) tip.

This is great!


  1. Nice to see them make their way in the world.

  2. you raise them well

  3. Now that's the way to raise your son :)

  4. Wow. Thats so sweet! I've taught the knucklehead to cook too- I want him to be able to look after himself one day when he moves out!