The Great Recipe Challenge

Apparently, one of my kids is a budding chef.  That is fine, except that whatever he’s been creating is being done secretively, in his room.  I found the evidence yesterday while cleaning. (To clarify–not the cleaning that most people think of, more like relocating piles and playing “Find That Smell”.)

So, while rooting around in the filth of the boy’s bedroom I found a variety of very random ingredients and kitchen items.  All of which lead me to believe that 1) one of my boys has become interested in the culinary arts, 2) that boy is either very creative or very in need of a good cooking class and 3) I may have found someone to do the cooking for me (and that is really the most important point, right?).

Now for my challenge to you all.  I will give you the list of ingredients that have been pilfered from my kitchen and I challenge anyone to come up with a decent dish to explain them.

The Equipment:

  • a 1/3 cup measuring cup
  • a butter knife
  • a plastic tumbler
  • a 2-cup capacity tupperware
  • a potato masher
  • a wooden spoon (although I’m pretty sure this disappeared for a different reason.  You know…remove the threat)

The Ingredients:

  • one cup dried pinto beans (honestly, I don’t remember even buying those!)
  • 1/2 an apple (I’m assuming the recipe only calls for 1/2 based on what was left over)
  • small box of raisins
  • one blue colored GoGurt
  • Cheese Nips crackers
  • Capri Sun Water
  • one strawberry cereal bar
  • a Nestle Quick strawberry milk
  • a piece of Bazooka bubble gum

Those are all the items that I found.  Feel free to add additional ingredients, I’m sure the boy did (I just haven’t found the evidence yet!).  If you think you can come up with a decent recipe (or meal) to explain them, I’ll give the boy a chance at a new career.  Really, I’m not too hard to please.  Anything vaguely resembling an edible dish and the boy assumes cooking duties.  Really.  Anything even close.  Anything at all.  It doesn’t even have to be in the food pyramid.  Anything.  Help me out here.

2 Replies to “The Great Recipe Challenge”

  1. I think the ingredients contained in those items, if extracted properly, are the elements necessary to produce nuclear fusion. You kid is a bright one.

  2. disgruntledmom says: Reply

    That’s where I went wrong. My mind immediately went to food (go figure!).
    Now I know–my kid has a future in science…or domestic terrorism. I’m gonna stay optimistic.

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