Did you know that daddy is a chef! At 21 months it’s about time that Arlo started learning a trade and so daddy picked up a packet of Pastry and set up an invitation to play on the kitchen table (apparently this is also called “mise en place” and is quite a professional set up.
Basically he chopped up lots of ingredients and set them up in little dishes ready for Arlo.
First of all they spread the included tomato sauce all over the dough base which they rolled out onto an oven tray.
Then they chucked on a mix of ingredients which work well together – leftover chicken, sliced red onion, peppers and cherry tomatoes along with chunks of mozzarella.
There’s no set way to do this – everything just got chucked on and then daddy sprinkled on some herbs and popped them in the oven for just shy of 15 mins.
These tasted delicious and the activity kept Arlo amused for quite a while. Lots of interaction with daddy and chatter about colours, vegetables and food items.
Have you tried cooking with your little one yet? Share some of your ideas in the comments – we would love to try them out!