Last Saturday I had this bright idea that we might make a fire in the garden with the children and cook something on it. I suggested heating up milk for hot chocolate, but that was too simple for Paul…
He taught the children how to build a fire. It was great watching them have so much fun with daddy, and learn a really useful skill too.
With close supervision, Owl lit the fire.
Then the cooking began. Somehow, the idea of hot chocolate was lost in Paul’s more elaborate plan to make prawn curry for supper. He chopped the onions and started frying them, while Monkey and Rabbit practised using a tin opener to open tins of tomatoes. The children took turns to add the ingredients (I should probably get Paul to blog the recipe!) and stir them.
We also cooked some rice, and it was all ready pretty quickly. The resulting meal was delicious, even if it did look a little more rustic than the version Paul had cooked the weekend before!
The children did get their hot chocolate in the end. Daddy cooked it for them while we were indoors watching Strictly. He also cooked stewed apple and custard out there. He doesn’t do anything by halves!
We had a great time cooking outdoors, and we’ll certainly be doing it again. Though I did decline the children’s request to cook the roast out there on Sunday 🙂