In case you haven’t seen the show “Chopped” on the food network, I’ll give you a quick run down. Three chefs compete for $10,000 by cooking an appetizer, main course, and dessert—only they have to use three secret ingredients for each meal. The kids love watching this show with us.
In fact, the show has made it’s debut in our toy room.
Hallie is the chef, Ilene is the host of the show, and Nathan is the judge:
All I hear is Hallie on the 2nd floor of our house, running around like crazy, trying to prepare her meal in time while Ilene is shouting, “Chef, you have 2 minutes left!”.
More scrambling of little feet is heard.
Ilene shouts again, “5 seconds!, 4, 3, 2, 1…..Times up!”
Then I hear Hallie explaining to Nathan-the-Judge her meal she has prepared for him.
The three secret ingredients she had to use for her main dish?
fish, chocolate, and pretzels.
And for the dessert round?
cauliflower, chips, ketchup
I don’t think we’re ready for prime time just yet.
If there is any doubt that children soak up their surroundings like a sponge, this should put those doubts to rest forever.