Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Gourmet Lunch.

In case you haven't figured it out yet, my son has the tendency to be a tad bit on the mischievous side. Today, that side came out again, but in a sweet way...if that makes any sense.

I had asked my friend Jen who lives next door, if she would come over for a couple of minutes while I ran to the store to drop off a video. When I returned, we were talking in the driveway and I noticed that after a couple of minutes, I didn't see K. I called for him and walked to the front of the house and I heard him answer me from inside. I opened the door and called in "K, what are you doing?" He replied, "I made lunch." I thought, "Oh no, what is he doing." So, I looked at Jen and said "do you want to come in and see what he made?" because I knew it would probably be comical. She said yes, of course...who could resist. K said "I made tomatoes and raisins,and onions and raisins!" I walked upstairs and went into the kitchen and sure enough, that is what he made! I had tomatoes and onions sliced in the refrigerator from the turkey burgers we had last night for dinner so, he took it upon himself to use them and sprinkle raisins on top for a garnish. I quickly left the room and tried to keep quiet but, I was laughing so hard, I started crying. It was really cute. The funny thing is, he loves tomatoes but, doesn't like onions so, he gave his sister the onions and kept the tomatoes for himself. I thanked him for wanting to help out but, I informed him that A could not eat the onions for lunch and we could get her something else but, she could eat the raisins and would probably enjoy them. I did let him know that next time he should ask before coming inside when we were outside, because I didn't know where he was and that he should ask before attempting to "make lunch" again. The whole episode brought a smile to my face because, really it is exactly his little personality to do something like that. He loves to help and do things for others and to him, this was something he could do to help, even if the whole kitchen reeked of raw onions. :) Here are the pictures of our gourmet "lunch". By the way, he did eat his tomatoes and raisins, and enjoyed every minute of it
because he made it himself.
Funny, huh?

80 comments:

bethany said...

Awww, that's so cute!! :) I think it's cute that he tried to give A his onions because he doesn't like them.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Someday that initiative is going to serve him very well!

I think A might still be hungry after having only onions and raisins for lunch... :)

He's such a sweet boy, G. So thoughtful, and with great intentions!

-Andrea

American Mum said...

How precious! Rainsins are the perfect garnish :)

The Walsh's said...

oh that's just adorable...that's actually my ideal lunch...well, the tomatoes anyway. i eat tomatoes like apples, with a salt shaker...yum.

McMommy said...

I think he should be the next contestant on Iron Chef!!! :)

Happy POW!

Columbia Lily said...

aw~~ so cute! any man that can cook is on the path to an easy life....=)

Tranquility said...

ADORABLE!
What a lucky mama to have such a cheerful helper! ;)

Brenna said...

Mmm, anything is good with tomatoes!

blueviolet said...

Oh my, perhaps a chef in the making?

Jamie said...

A master chef in the works!

Creative Junkie said...

Cute!

Maybe we'll see him on Food Network someday?

mommytoalot said...

oh so cute..

Jeanne said...

Ooh! Delish!

What an adorable kid....

Crazy Sister said...

I think he's preparing his bachelor skills for when he's in his mid-twenties...

K said...

Excellent.

He's going to be ready to impressed the ladies with his cooking skills when he's older.

Esther said...

Hey, at least he's resourceful and used what was there. Leftovers anyone? And thank God he didn't try to cut the tomatoes up himself.

Nicole O'Dell said...

LOL ALternatively titled: When the Food Network Becomes Damgerous!

Happy SITS day!

HeatherY said...

Awwww, little chef! Very cute that he thought to make you lunch! :-)

Jaden Paige said...

Adorable!! :)

gqzmommy said...

So cute! It's never to early to start working on those gourmet cooking skills :D

stopped over from SITS

Ryan and Katie said...

Cute! It would've been pretty funny if someone had eaten the onions :)

Marshmallow Circus said...

Total cuteness!

Laurel said...

Creative little guy. And hey, it sounds like a healthy meal to me:)!

Shalee Clark said...

Well that is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

Congrats on being the featured blog on SITS.

:D

Shalee

Vickie said...

What a little guy!! Hey, I need some help, he can come over and cook while I clean:)

It was also healthy food.

Joy said...

Good for him! That is adorable.

Cammie said...

that is hysterical!

Miller Moments said...

I'm popping over from SITS! Very cute story. Reminds me of my little one.

mrsmouthy said...

I love it--I especially love that you can't really tell if he's being mischievous or cute by giving his sister onions!

And please be completely annoyed with me but I'm a teacher and can't help myself: "A lot" is 2 words, so you might want to change it in your "leave a comment" blurb. I hate myself for pointing it out!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Happy SITS day! Adorable story!

blognut said...

Cute

Karen said...

Looks like a healthy lunch to me! :)

Anna Lefler said...

So sweet - and he's a better cook than I am for sure!

Happy SITS Day!

:^) Anna

I am Barking Mad said...

What a sweetie and such a helpful little guy!

Happy SITS day!

Auds at Barking Mad

Ali said...

That is so sweet! It reminds me of something my 4 yr old would do!

Melissa Lester said...

It looks like he has a flair for presentation, so maybe he'll be a chef. I have one who likes to make lunch for us sometimes. The menu is usually heavy on cheese, with cheese puffs, cheese sandwiches and cheese crackers ... oh, and cheese slices as well. But I'm a "cheesy" mama, so I love the thoughtfulness!

Nana said...

Hey! I already had that recipe posted on MY blog.

Mimi said...

how sweet

Michele said...

What a doll!

LORI said...

JUMP BACK, PAULA DEAN! HE MAY BE ON TO SOMETHING HERE!

Tina said...

How cute! Keep these to show his wife someday when she complains that he doesnt help around the kitchen.

What A Card said...

Oh my, that is hilarious! You've got a future chef on your hands :)

Happy SITS day!

BoufMom9 said...

LOL His "ppor sister" with her lunch of raisins and onions. Ewwww!

KC Mom said...

Looks like you've taught him to eat healthy!!

Jen said...

that so sounds like my son. He has made some 'lunch' for himself too but it is usually just sauces like ketchup and caramel.

Living on the Spit said...

Congratulations on being a featured blogger.

How cute is he? I do believe that you may have a budding chef growing up there or at least a man who will be able to take care of himself!

Marlene

Tiffany said...

I LOVE that you took pictures!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations on raising such a thoughtful little man! This story is too cute!

jsprik said...

oh my, he sounds like he's quite the "little helper"...congrats on being SITS FB!!!

Janna said...

Very cute story!

Debbie said...

HOW SWEET!!! What a beautiful idea (even if he did give his sister onions). Maybe he'll be your gourmet chef one day!!! Yay for you Mom!

Dream Girl said...

Over from SITS, loving what an adorable little muffin you have! =]

Jamie said...

That is quite hillarious and very cute of him to make lunch! I love when the kiddos do stuff like that (even though sometimes it's more of a mess to clean up)...so thoughtful though :-)

Very cute blog you have here SITSta! Enjoy your holidays!

Michelle said...

That's sweet!

Kelly Deneen said...

That is adorable!! What a funny, helpful guy. :)

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

I love it, kids have such pure intentions but are so funny!

Jenna Lewis Cox said...

great story! And hey, you never know. Those onions and raisin might be a future menu item for your little chef! :)

Eudea-Mamia said...

Awww, sweet boy. I bet he (and Mama) loved every bite!!

Congrats on being Saucy!

Em

CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley) said...

cute

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours and Congratulations on your SITS Day. That's a VERY big deal.

jennykate77 said...

Too too funny! I love this☺

Rhiana said...

Awww, that's so cute, and Tomatoes and raisins sounds like a very nutritious lunch!

Kristy said...

Congrats on being featured at SITS!
Have a Great Day SITSta!
Merry Christmas!

angie said...

Onions - how funny!

And cute!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Absolutely adorable!

Michelle Sybert said...

what a sweet boy!

Elle MD said...

What a sweetie!

Karol said...

That's too cute that he helped out!!

Happy SITS day!

Ronnica said...

Cute! I think I'd rather eat onions and raisins than tomatoes and raisins.

greedygrace said...

love it! onions, tomatoes, and raisins today-- chicken cordon bleu tomorrow!

Congrats on the SITS feature!

Rhea said...

That's so sweet...and totally adorable.

Preston said...

Nothing says lovin like tomatoes, onions, and raisins. Great story and happy SITS day!

Oh2122 said...

That's hysterical!

Erika said...

How funny!!! My girls would devour a plate of tomatoes and raisins, too! Oh, and congrats on the SITS feature!!

San said...

Aww... sweet kid! ;)

Rachael said...

That is just adorable!

Michelle said...

Oh what a sweet kid! You're a lucky mom. And I think you have a future kitchen helper. My wee ones *love* to help out. Luckily, they know they aren't allowed to do anything unless I'm right there with them supervising ;) I can only imagine what would happen if I weren't!

Erin said...

That's so sweet!

Kate said...

That is so funny, how old is he? What a cutie.

Shannon said...

Here from SITS... a little late, but hope you enjoyed your day in the spotlight :)


My youngest likes to "make" her own lunch, too. Usually consists of some combination of crackers, raisins, fruit snacks, applesauce or apple slices!