Baby P is taking an inordinate amount of interest in cooking now-a-days. First they made apple sauce and rice crispies in school. Then, not long ago, she came back with a Princess Tiana cookbook from her school library, spent a laborious one week reading all the "lecipes", asking me if we had a particular ingredient listed in the recipe or not, before deciding that we should make Jambalaya.
"It has meat in it", I said.
"No, we can make it without the meat- it will still be good".
So, I made Rajma Chawal, heaped them in a bowl and passed it off as Jambalaya.
That night at dinner, we had a face that shone with happiness because she was eating what Princess Tiana eats for dinner.
Realization hit home- hard - two days later. She come from school literally in tears.
"I did nothing when you made Princess Tiana dinner- that's not cooking!!"
"But little kids can't cook- you've got to grow up a bit..."
It took some mighty effort to hush her down.