Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Her First Scrambled Egg

A slow Saturday at home last week. Papa jogged to the bakery to buy freshly baked rolls. MC and IC wanted to play. I hugged the computer. And after a few minutes, the cry 'we want to have breakfast now.'

Usually, it is my husband who takes care of breakfast when he is at home. But since the kids are so 'horribly' hungry as they said, I moved to the kitchen -- turned on the tea machine, (the tables are already set-up the night before), spread the choiced cold cuts and cheese on a plate, boiled water for cocoa and was whipping the scrambled egg.

And then came MC - 'mama, are you doing the egg?´ she asked excitedly.

When I nodded my answer, she pushed me aside and proudly declared, 'you dont know how to cook the egg. I have often watched the 'eier mann' (egg man) in our hotel in the Philippines. I know what to do.' And pushed a chair near the stove to be able to reach everything.

So I watched. And she proceeded to slowly pour the mixture into the waiting hot pan with melted butter which I have already prepared.

She let the mixture settle down for a few seconds before using the spatula to scratch and turn; she did this until declaring that the egg is now good scrambled.
She wont let go saying she could also transfer the scrambled egg into a plate. She did, until she asked help with the last bits.
And here she is proudly showing off her scrambled egg which she and her little sister swiftly devoured; leaving mama and papa a little something, like the smell of the egg :D

MC's a big girl now no? I cant wait to experience my first breakfast in bed prepared by the girls.

13 comments:

lionel said...

How adorable! Enroll them in some sort of "Cooking lessons for children" this summer. I sense an Iron Chef in the making! :D

julie said...

Oh, that is so sweet! Me makakasama ka na sa food preparatin, Keng.

Way to go, little, I mean, big girl :)

raqgold said...

lionel - i think she's influenced by those days billeted in the hotel when we were in pinas. let's see about cooking lessons later kasi ang gusto lang nya e eggs, hahaha

julie - right, i would have someone with me in the kitchen; it would take longer but am sure it'll be good bonding time

haze said...

Congratulations for a job well done MC! I am impatient to see my kids participating in the kitchen. I think Raqgold it's really important to really teach them in the kitchen ano? Kasi, I remember my parents used to call us (my Ate and I) but we were not interested :(, so ngayong nag asawa ako as in ZERO KNOWLEDGE ako. Hubby doesn't know how to cook so I was obliged to do, anong kakainin namin di ba ? I would like my family to eat healthy food. Kaya ngayon I feel the pleasure in cooking.

I'll teach my kids to learn the basic in the kitchen like you do! Thanks a lot :D !!! BRIGHT IDEA ;) !

chateau aka imom said...

Ang galing ni MC ha. Her scrambled eggs look so fluffy, just the way I like it! :)

Ako din, i look forward to the day my girls will bring me breakfast in bed!

BTW, you're tagged, Raq. Please check it out at my blog. :)

joanne said...

Wow, she's really growing up and showing independence. That's great! I can't wait until my son cooks eggs for me:)

Heart of Rachel said...

MC did a great job making scrambled egg. A wonderful milestone. I'm sure she can't wait to cook something new next time.

MommasWorld said...

Awww she is a big girl! Soon there will be breakfast in bed too. I love it when children have a passion for cooking!

raqgold said...

haze - same here, i wasnt really interested in cooking though i do wash dishes well :D so when i came here, it was my hubby who cooked for us. it was only when i got pregnant and craved pinoy food that i struggled to learn how to cook. i hope my kids would keep the interest in the kitchen, too.

chats - she loves her eggs fluffy, too. thanks for the tag, will check it out later.

joanne - i guess when they do have an interest, it is simply a matter of letting them do it.

rach - she was so proud of her accomplishment she ate most of the eggs, hehe

mommasworld - i cant wait for that breakfast in bed, too. and i hope she'll keep that passion for cooking burning.

mahalkaayo said...

bravo Mc, thats what i always request in Felsenland hotel....ruhreir mit speck....

tell mom n dad to go there, have a wandering tag.....

really, you all enjoy n relax there und billig auch or preiseworth.

malapit lang sa atin...in Dahn....

maganda rin sa mga bata, raq, malapit sa sauna n swimbad....free kung naka chekc-in sa hotel,
plus tennis n spielplatz auch...

tapus sa felsen-wandering....basta fresh-fresh air....

malapit din sa biosphärenhaus n Baumwipfelpfad......shoe n designer outlet....n boundary sa france-weissenbourg, german wine tor, n sesselbahn is opened already.....nice for seightseeing n wanderung....



balik na lang ako, want to hear your interviews, kung ano ito....

sigi bye muna, another txt with my sis......

nagkagulohan talaga sa amin....sad to say, hindi ako kasabay sa mga worries-sleepless n crying nila...

raqgold said...

vk - i saw your vacation, mukhang maganda nga dun, might visit that place one of these days. or we could visit them together next year, what do you think?

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hi raq,

thanks sa call, sabi ni sascha tumawag ka, kaya hindi ko alam kung sinong rachel, sabi nya.

thank you ha?....
presently, mama nandoon na sa bahay, nag rest n need care na lang siya,
thanks my 2nd n youngest sister nasa kanya.....at mga fam. ko malapit lang sila sa isat-isa.

about me, daming drs. termin....mabuti na lang ang check-up ko sa darm n magen, everything are ok....yon balik na lang ako sa freitag for all the result...yon yearly vorsorge untersuchung ba....

yan, matanda na kasi ako ano?-...

tapos nagsimula na rin sa teeth ko, kaya balik-balik ako sa dentist ko.

nacolapsed ako malapit sa rechnung ng teeth ko.....pero walang magawa, macht weiter.....

hindi na talaga kami ni kim matuloy sa pinas this summer.....

ay oo nga pala, gusto mo? balik kami sa august sa felsenland hotel.....vacation kasi si bernie.
Aug.2-26....

tapos nakita mo ang werbung sa LIDL?....you 4 days in London?
mura lang hindi ba?....we plan to go also.....pangpatay ng oras ba....kahit sabi ni bernie, hectic daw yon.....sa akin para maka kita ng london si ako.....bahala na bus....sa akin, lakwatsa lang....

then we plan to go in munich for 2-3 days siguro........

ito ang plan namin sa summer free ni bernie.....

kim will go in summer camp sa BASF with her friends......

Sascha with his GF sa kroatian daw sila.

presently, sascha n his friends nadoon sa Rock am Ring,,,,,saan ba yon....Das Musikfestival am NĂĽrnburgring! 3-Tages-Festival-...
kaalis lang nila kanina, kasama sa mga c-mates nya.....ok nalang kami...gift namin sa kanya sa ABI nya....

kayo what is your plan?....want to go in felsenland this Aug?....sama tayo......


How about the gutschein, nakapunta kayo? saan na parks?

sigi, Raq, again, thank you very much for the visit sa blog n for your call.

pause muna ako, bc talaga.....i open my lp kasi dito kami nag chat ng family ko sa pinas...via chikka ba.....

sigi, hugs n kuss to MC n IC....ingat........

regards

vk

raqgold said...

vk - i tried to call you up again last saturday but nobody's at home. i hope ur better now. and am glad ur family is with your mom, it really helps to be with the whole family at this time. we would be in emsland this august to visit a friend e, but let's see-