June 10, 2014
If there was ONE THING we had — had Had HAD! — to pack for Jamaica (besides the obvious stuff like underwear, bathing suits, Bloon, Bubby, LEGO, blinky screens, etc.) was Ezra's chef outfit. Because we told him there was a chef here, therefore, Ezra had to come prepared for maximum helping potential.
And no, MOM, the jacket and hat weren't enough. Ezra pointedly added the potholders, a spoon, spatula and a "pie serving thing, for pie."
Can I note that there is not, in fact, any kind of official Hey Kids Let's Crash The Kitchen And Chef It Up activity at Bluefields? Because there is not.
Ezra was not about to let that stop him from rolling up those Melissa-and-Doug-costumed sleeves, however, and getting to work.
(Also, turns out that if your kid shows up fully dressed for an activity, most grown-ups will be like, "WELL, HE'S GOT THE HAT." and help make it happen.)
The lovely and talented Chef Rose taught him how to make Jamaican pepper pot soup, starting with how to prepare callaloo.
The idea that we can't get callaloo in the U.S. kind of blew her mind (it's like turnip or collard greens, only...tenderer? delicious-y-er? I food-write real good n' stuffs, y'all), and when Ezra later volunteered that oh, we grow onions and thyme in our garden, she asked if we were farmers.
Ezra: YES! I'M A STRAWBERRY PIE FARMER.
Not going to lie, I'm pretty sure 99% of their conversation was centered less around cooking and more about all the different kinds of pie Ezra likes. She asked if he ever had coconut pie and he answered, "No, but it's my favorite!"
Guess what we're getting for dessert tomorrow. GUESS.
The soup was ridiculously amazing, BTW.
Ezra said he preferred the pumpkin soup from last night, but okay, let's not get overly impressed by his chef threads, he's FIVE AND A HALF. What does he know?
Well, besides everything about being insanely adorable, that is. Holy cats, right? That face! STOPIT.
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