Mama Diaries

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cooking Class

Yesterday, my ten year old son, Bubba, made his first cake. He also learned how to barbecue. Yours truly was the teacher.

I supervised as he measured and mixed the ingredients. The only thing I had to help with, was taking the cake out of the oven. He was so proud of that thing. His first cake - for his dad on Father's Day.

After the cake making class, it was time to go outside for the manly grilling lesson. I fired up the grill and waited for it to heat up.

"Dude," I said. "This is pretty hot stuff, so I'm going to do the flipping. You just watch to see how it's done."

When it was ready, I tossed the burgers on. Huge flames shot up every time one went on the grill.

"Mama, are you sure you know what you're doing?"

I nodded. "Of course. I've grilled plenty of times before."

He looked skeptical.

When it was time to flip the burgers, he was worried. "Should I get the fire extinguisher?"

"Nah," I said. "It'll be fine."

I opened the lid and flipped each of the burgers. You should've seen the flames coming out of that thing! That's when I noticed all the settings were on high. It was like 600 degrees Fahrenheit in there. I turned it down just a little.

"Looking good, Bubba," I said.

"Are you sure?" he asked.

"Yep." I took the burgers off the grill and shut it down.

We went inside to eat. Bubba tasted one. "This is delicious! Mama, you're pretty good at playing with fire!"
    

37 comments:

  1. Good for him!
    Just wait until he wants to play with fire...

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    1. Those manly genes will kick in pretty fast, and he'll be wanting to barbecue by himself!

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  2. No cake picture? You're killing me, you know that right?

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    1. I'm sorry. I didn't take a picture. Bad me!

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    2. I hang my head and sigh ... but also smile because your posts are fun, even if you drive me batty with no pictures.

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  3. I couldn't work a grill if I had to! I'm only marginally good at cooking, sadly.

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    1. I like grilling. Usually I do better job with that than the stove!

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  4. Fire and high heats scare me. I still cringe whenever I get something out of the oven. There's no way I could work a grill with flames.

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    1. I like grills because they're fast. Less opportunity for me to get distracted with something else.

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  5. just don't tell him where you learnt to play with fire

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  6. Haha... Bubba sounds great... I don't even trust myself to barbecue ... I'm not good at playing with fire xox..

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    1. Barbecuing looks scarier than it is.

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  7. Wonderful post Sherry, I do love reading about yout wonderful family.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. I'm glad you enjoy my stories.

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  8. Next time let him get the fire extinguisher--just in case.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Haha! Okay, blog mom. I'll have him standing by with the extinguisher - just in case.

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  9. What are you going to teach him to cook next?

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    1. I taught him how to make an omelet yesterday. He did well. Maybe pancakes. Those are easy.

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  10. lol well the huge flames cooked it faster I bet.

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    1. It cooked real fast. And it tasted great!

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  11. He seems like a proud cook. It's a nice skill to have and you're teaching him well.

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    1. The trick is to teach him to make healthy things. He really likes eating his creations.

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  12. My parents are both pyromaniacs. We never had to invest in a paper shredded for important documents. They would just send me to the grill with some matches.

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  13. Loving his forward thinking in wondering about the possibility of a fire extinguisher being needed.

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  14. Love this post! Lol. That's so sweet of Bubba to bake cake for Father's Day by the way.

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  15. That sounds like fun and you proved that Mama is good at grilling, even when Bubba wasn't so sure what would happen, We grilled too and managed to do it without drama. :)

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    1. We like grilling in the summer. It keeps the house cooler inside.

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