Sometimes we dont need fancy materials and games to work with our kids....sometimes i need to remind myself that letting them help me while i cook is fun and educational!! and yes, i do use quite a lot of stuff because i am a teacher and like to "reuse" the materials i make with my kiddos. today pablo wanted to help me make stuffed shells...so i gave him instructions on how to make them and he followed them. stuffed shells were pretty good and he was so proud of himself!! :-)
I have the best kid ever....well at least today. i worked all day and we go straight to rineyville for basketball practice on monday nights. on the way to practice, he looks at me and says "you don't have to worry about cooking when we get home, i made hamburger helper". y'all. he came home from school, thawed out the burger, followed directions to make it, ate, and put it away in the fridge for me to eat when i got home. 💜💜💜 that boy and how he surprises me sometimes! #boymom#raisingthemright#futurechef#raisinghimright#raisingafuturehusband#futurewifeyourwelcome
Balsamic fig chicken 🐔, broccoli and rosemary potatoes. @johnnybravo57 skills on presentation have definitely improved. i think he should start a youtube channel personally ... but hey that’s just me thinking he should take this passion to a new level and share his love for cooking with others. 👨🍳 #futurechef#futurechefinthemaking
Happy monday instagram fam!! •
who is ready for this week? i am👩🏼🍳
we’ve got a busy day today but on the docket is starting to decorate for christmas! (sorry all you grinches out there, can’t k**l my christmas spirit!🎄😜)
i watched the first christmas movie this weekend which then lead to watching the 1st two home alone movies😄 so i am here for it! •
it’s also #mealplanmonday 👍🏻 which means you should go take a look at the meal plan on my blog! click the link in my bio to check it out👉🏻
i hope you have a wonderful monday!
This #futurechef helped make breakfast and dinner today. it made him feel so good to help. contributing in the kitchen is so important. it builds confidence and essential life skills. sometimes it is hard to step back, slow down and let them do the work, but it is completely worth it. and we snuck in a little fraction work and measuring. 😜 #homeschool#slowdown#homecooking
13 022 hours ago
I like to help my mommy with dinner and this time you can’t believe it she let me peel 9 🥔 🥔🥔 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔 for our sheperds pie and just saying i saw mommy put wine in the meat and guess what it taste good!!!! 😋🥧 #futurechef#cookingwithcarson#kidswhocook#bighelper
7 023 hours ago
Family pizza night! late post but had a blast tossing doughs and watching disney+ with these two sat. night! #futurechef#familia#dadlife
I’ll be at @kendalcollege monday 2nd december supporting and judging the north west heat of #futurechef
looking forward to seeing the amazing talent of the youngsters
something all head chefs should be involved with
don’t complain about the industry and not be prepared to do anything about it
My very first school project is done! my pop up restaurant featuring an all vegetarian and vegan friendly menu! juntos is spanish for “together” because i think we can all agree that food brings people together. so when we received this project it was a no brained for me! my grandma and maw-maw played a huge part in my decision to go. because when we come “together” 😉 they cook to feed the family. it’s what makes them happy, it’s what makes me happy! i happiest when i’m surrounded by my family and food! and maybe one day in the future i can combine the two! #culinaryschool#futurechef#firstschoolprojectcomplete
Ivf success story
our ❤️ are bursting, and so our are 👄- this has been the hardest secret to keep! b"h we are expecting, and could not be happier to announce the future arrival of our miracle baby. a lot of people who go through infertility say that they don’t want the shots to define them, but i also could not be more grateful for ivf and the tech that exists today. without that, we would not be here (im)patiently waiting for our bundle of joy.
the main reason for this post isn’t to “announce” and to talk about how happy we are—we are, trust me. i've been dying to share this because there are so many topics that i wanted to discuss but felt like i couldn’t without revealing our secret, something we wanted to keep between us at first. the actual process of ivf in detail is a major one, but felt like if i explained it, it would be clear which step i was up to. i want to talk about having tokophobia while pregnant. i want to talk about the anxiety this pregnancy has caused me because i went through infertility and knew all the statistics and feel like i worry about them more as a result. i want to talk about the fact that i did not get to do my fertility preservation round and how that is a major source of anxiety on my future family size. but i also wanted to share because i know how many of you were rooting for our happy ending.