Recipe from Jamie's Food Revolution
Fresh Fruit Platter
With Jared out to a last minute dinner with his friend, Drew, and Sophie at her friend Karissa's birthday party, Caleb stepped into the kitchen as pinch hitter. He tackled a fresh fruit platter all by himself.
AKCC (A Kid's Cooking Challenge):
Why did you step into the kitchen tonight?
The first thing is why my brother and sister couldn't cook. My sister is at a birthday party and my brother is at a friend's house eating dinner. So me and my mom, who is typing, cooked the recipe. I stepped into the challenge.
It was really fun trying to cut, but I didn't do the banana because my mom ripped it and said, "Ew, this is not a very good banana."
What was the first thing you did?
First I washed my hands, then I washed the cutting board. And I washed the fruit. I washed the fruit because it's all dry and it wouldn't taste good if it was dry. I washed it with cold water.
What did you do next?
I started cutting strawberries.
When I was cutting the strawberries I had to cut the green part off. My mom said, "Save as much of the fruit as you can."
The next thing is we grabbed a plate, we put a cup in the middle and we put the strawberries on the side.
And then, as you know, I started cutting the plum.
My mom said to cut around the seed. That was kind of hard to cut around the seed because I had to tilt the kid's knife to cut around it. For me, at least, because I'm a kid.
But I did it.
Next I did the cantaloupe. The cantaloupe was easy as possible. It was easy because I cut straight, straight, straight, then cut on the bottom of it, but not on the green part. It came off it in little crooked cubes.
The next thing we did--my mom kind of did this since it was a soft banana--there were two big pieces of banana.
What was the most fun fruit to cut?
The cantaloupe was fun to cut because I got to cut straight, and then across the bottom. It made me feel good 'cause it was easy.
What went in the center cup on the plate?
In the center cup, I put some plain yogurt. I tasted it and I didn't like it. We dumped it out and put in vanilla yogurt and I liked that.
What did you think of your fruit platter?
I loved the fruit with the yogurt, especially the cantaloupe with the yogurt 'cause it tasted great. GGGGRRRREEEEAAATTTT!
Is this something you want to have again?
I definitely want to have it all the time, especially with the cantaloupe. I want to have it for tomorrow's breakfast. I just can't take it, it's sooooooooooo, soooooooooo, so good.
Ten thousand and hundred sixty-two THUMBS UP!!!
Do you like cooking?
I LOVE cooking. I love cooking because it is fun to cut food. That's what I like best.