Monday, December 3, 2012

Making a meal

Ajay had a Boy Scout assignment a few weeks back - he was to plan a meal and help make it.  It was to include all of the food groups.  I can't say the meal he planned was all that healthy but it was something that he was able to make mostly on his own and all the kids loved it. 

His menu:
Beanie Weenies
Macaroni and Cheese
Carrot sticks with ranch dressing
(I can't remember the fruit - probably peach slices)

Cutting up the weenies
Aren was in a foul mood that morning so he got to hang out with us on my back in the mei tai carrier.  This improved his mood and I was able to have my hands free to help Ajay.
When it was grub time Ajay even dished up the food and served everyone!
Another part of his scouting assignment was to present a collection of 10 or more items.  He chose his rock collection.  He painted a piece of cardboard, labeled each section and used some hot glue to attach the rocks.  (The three sections were: Rocks from New Mexico, Rocks from around town, Rocks that aren't really rocks but look like it.)
His collection includes petrified wood, some broken cement in the shape of a triangle, and what seems to be a piece of tile cut in the shape of a triangle.  A neighbor by the old house has a yard full of these.  He tries to grab up cool looking rocks from several places around town but I have to remind him (and Alex) that people have paid for those rocks for decoration and they wouldn't be too happy  to see them disappear. 

1 comment:

Erin said...

Good Job Ajay...your dinner looks yummy! Mac and Cheese is my favorite!!! Love Aren's lopsided grin and wink in the picture. :)