Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Hazel - "Mom, you know what I want for Christmas or whatever the closest gift holiday is, which is Christmas?"
"A cooking set. And I want you to sign me up for cooking classes."
What's in "a cooking set?"
"A bowl, a whisk, a wooden spoon, teaspoons, tablespoons, measuring cups, and, if you think I can handle it, a filter."
What's a "filter?"
"Not the thing that has the little holes, but the thing that we squeezed the lemons to make lemonade."
Strainer (not colander.)
What kind of cooking classes do you want to take?
"I want to take gourmet cooking classes." (pronounced GER-met)
How do you know that word?
"I read it in The Fran with Four Brains. She took germet cooking classes."
What does that word mean?
"I don't know. I just read it. But I think it means serious cooking. What does it mean?"
That's pretty good. It does mean serious cooking. And fancy. And sometimes difficult.
"Aah, that's 'germet.'"
Ginger - "Are you guys talking about Kermit the frog over there?!"
"Ginger, no, GER-met. It means difficult."
What kind of things do you want to learn how to cook?
"A Thanksgiving turkey,
every kind of bread,
about every kind of dessert,
and something like stuffing.
pumpkin chocolate chip muffins by myself (without your help, Mama.)
And that's pretty much all."
It's like a dream come true, in daughter form. I know the county offers all kinds of cooking classes; I've taken a few. She's totally old enough to do one with me, especially a baking one, like cupcakes. And she also wants me to shop for her at a cooking store. Christmas for Hazel, DONE.