Monday, February 28, 2011

Uthmaan cooks his first full meal!!


                   Mince, roasted vegetables & pasta bake

I guess when your mother spends most of her spare time in the kitchen, it's bound to rub off sooner than later. My kids love pottering around in the kitchen, but lets face it, cleaning up afterward can be such a mission :D

During the week I had such a hectic day that I decided to ask Uthmaan to help out with the making of supper. Since starting with his Haafithul Quraan program this year, he doesn't attend madrassah during the afternoon any longer. With a fast tutorial from me over the telephone, on what was to be made, I let him get to it. 

I couldn't wait for the day to end so that I could make my way home to see what he had come up with. As I disembarked the bus, my hand phone let off a beep. Incoming message from Uthmaan!!

"Mom, the food's almost done!!"

Waaaaaahhhhh! I almost ran all the way home! :D

What greeted me as I walked through the door was the aromatic smell of grilled cheese, YUMS! We quickly set the table and everyone sat down to dig in. Now, mind you, meal times can be quite raucous at my home. The girls were reminding Uthmaan of the first time he helped out with the making of food. Poor Uthmaan! I don't think he'll ever live that experience down :D

I made some brown lentils stew and asked him to watch the pot for me as I had to run an errand. When I returned, he had added uncooked macaroni to the stew, LOL! It wasn't a train smash though, it was still edible, hehehehe.

This time around, he proved his sisters wrong, hehehehe! The food was delish! Just a bit short of salt and the bottom stuck a bit to the oven dish because he had forgotten to spray it with cooking spray.

There was a bonus though! While he was cooking he cleaned the kitchen too! Awwww, such a sweet boy is he!


Naz said...

Salam Shahieda,
I'll make my kids read this!
Well done Uthmaan :)

Shahieda said...

Wasalam dearie,

Thank you :) I'll pass the message along!

Pi Bani said...

Congrats Chef Uthmaan! ;)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Shahieda, there is nothing more appealing on this planet than that of a beautiful mother and wife in the act of cooking for her loved ones.
Have fun and keep a song in your heart.
Best regards, Lee.
Ps, love your name. Its beautiful.

Almost sounding like that Japanese cosmetic.

Shahieda said...

Hello Uncle Lee,

My love for cooking and baking started at an early age. I love putting something together and watching people's faces light up as they eat it. I hope this doesn't come across as boastful. But I guess, you could say that I have people eating out of my hands, no pun intended, hehehe.

Thank you for your kind words :) Roughly translated my name means 'witness'

Japanese cosmetic?? Which one would that be??

Shahieda said...

Sis Pi,

Thank u! Although Uthmaan loves cooking, I think he loves drawing and architecture more. He hopes to study for a degree in Architectural design Insha-Allah!