Wilder's Birthday Committee
Today we would like to share some of the work that has been taking place this week to prepare a very special birthday celebration for our friend, Wilder.
When brainstorming what to choose for his favorite meal, Wilder shared that he "really loves sweet potatoes because they're so sweet".
He also shared that he would be fine with us making pumpkin pie, brownies, or apple cider.
The birthday committee decided to take the sweet potato suggestion and research recipes using some of our classroom cookbooks.
Lily and Hugh used Google to search "stuffed sweet potatoes" and found so many tasty ideas.
They realized they would need Wilder's input before deciding which ideas to choose to make.
I would like everything except the tomatoes, because I'm still a kid. - Wilder
But I've ate a tomato and mozzarella salad before, but all what was in it was tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. - Hugh
And no chili. Chili sounds spicy and I don't like spicy. - Wilder
Yeah, and too messy. - Hugh
Maybe not salsa? Because it's too spicy. - Wilder
It's actually good. We can do salsa that is not very spicy. - Hugh
Okay. Can you do the same kind of salsa that we put in our chips (at school) because I loved it. - Wilder
Do you like the black beans? - Hugh
I love them. - Wilder
I think the breakfast one, but without the tomatoes. And barbecue with chicken.
And no jalapeño but yes yes yes avocado. - Wilder
Taking Wilder's preferences into consideration, the committee narrowed the meal options down to...
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Three Different Ways.
Hugh made the connection that the birthday meal menu choices seemed to offer a theme.
I think one is breakfast, one is lunch, and one is the dinner. - Hugh
Maybe can we make our own salsa? - Hugh
Taking on three different recipes for one meal, Hugh, Lily, and Jack had a lot to prepare in the kitchen today!
They didn't just make salsa, but also cooked the sweet potatoes, chicken, bacon, eggs, black beans, and corn - all ingredients that will be stuffed into the sweet potatoes for Wilder's meal.
Below is a slideshow of moments from our cooking experience today.
He loves dinosaurs. - Hugh