I giggled when Matthew told me what he wanted to make as his assignment this week. You read that right, assignment. I make my kids cook or they have no entertainment priveledges... the car and e-mail is considered entertainment in our house also, you see the motivation here. I have discovered that they are delighted with themself at the end of the meal though. I also know that financially they won't make it as young adults without some cooking skills. $20 and some cooking skills can feed one or tow for several meals, compared that to $20 of a restaurant meal.
Okay why did I giggle when I heard what Matt wanted to cook? As he was thumbing through VwaV and he said, "I want the jerk satan." So "the jerk satan" we had. In picture one, he blended the jerk marinade in a magic bullet blender cup and poured it into a yellow bowl. The recipe says to marinate the seitan we just dipped it and pan seared it. You see my seitan (pronounced "say-tan")/tofu patties in the plastic dish already cooked (in my clay cooker). In the pan we used thick slices of onion, a 7" zucchini and some red pepper. Picture 2: A yummy closeup. The pan seared seitan after dipping it into the jerk marinade and veggies.
He also made the VwaV Ewey Gewey Banana Brownies. Oh My.... umm, can't speak because my mouth salivates to much with the memory. Now you can salivate at the site of these. So worth it... run and get the book right away!
We also topped ours with a little powdered sugar drizzle leftover from the faustess cupcakes in order to make the cherry stick. Another successful assignment. A + on this meal, if he goes for a walk with our dog to get some exerise, I'll even allow a little more flexibilty with that entertainment time. A hard mom, I know... but no "pain" no "gain"
And this dessert was so painful. ;b