Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cooking with's risky business

Noah was helping me make dinner last night when the poor innocent chef was suddenly covered with...CORNSTARCH!  Not powdered sugar, which he discovered as soon as he tried to lick it off his face : )  Noah wasn't the only thing dusted white - my kitchen was a mess!  How did this happen, you ask?  Well, I was trying a new recipe.  This recipe requires dipping a raw chicken breast into cornstarch and then into beaten eggs.  I HATE touching raw meat.  Absolutely hate it.  I will go to great lengths to avoid this loathsome task.  Which is what I did.  I was trying to get the chicken breast covered with cornstarch without actually touching it.  So I was holding it with forks (think chopsticks) when it suddenly slipped out and plopped into the bowl of cornstarch.  The result: a white explosion.  Noah looked shocked but when I started laughing and ran for the camera he decided to see the humor in it as well.  What a good sport : )

While we were cooking together Noah said, "Mom we are gonna serve this to daddy.  He DESERVES it."  I agree : )


Sarah said...

I also avoid touching raw meat at ALL costs! I can't stand it. I totally do the forks as chopsticks kind of method as well as tongs, knife and fork for chopping etc. That's so funny that Noah got covered and I'm so glad he thought it was funny too :)

Randy and Tiffany said...

lol, funny story and cute pics : ) I miss Noah and Alex so much! (oh yeah, and you and Paul too of course) : )

robyne said...

Hey Summer...try spearing the chicken with a fork and putting it in a plastic bag with cornstarch in it and shake the bag...then just spear it our again with the fork onto the plate or into the bowl. (I dont like to touch raw meat either)