Our Thanksgiving cook-off was a major success. So much so that we unanimously voted it the 1st annual Family Thanksgiving Cook-off (we need a better name). The food was great, the kids really helped with every dish, and nobody got hurt except me who managed about five minor burns while trafficking pies in and outContinue reading “THANKSGIVING COOKING: KID COOKS RULE”
Monthly Archives: November 2013
Thanksgiving: Paper Mache Turkey
We wanted to make a turkey centerpiece for our Holiday Cook Off. Now, see, I have issues. A project like this originates simply enough. Like “oh, let’s just cut out some hand-turkeys, color them and call it a day.” But then this weird part of me takes over. It starts with a “Hmm, how canContinue reading “Thanksgiving: Paper Mache Turkey”
Thanksgiving Cooking: Kids + Knives + Fire. This will end well.
Who out there watched Masterchef Junior? Seriously, if you didn’t you should. And if you did, you are probably thinking what underachievers your own kids are at this point. I kid, I kid… but these were some pretty amazing 9-13 year old kids wielding some serious cooking skills and restaurant quality dishes. This is theContinue reading “Thanksgiving Cooking: Kids + Knives + Fire. This will end well.”
Adventuring: Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Today’s adventure was a local one as we headed over the bridge to the Dia De Los Muertos Festival in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland. At the risk of making myself look shallow, I will admit that I am one of those fans of Dia De Los Muertos that loves it mostly for aesthetic reasons.Continue reading “Adventuring: Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival”