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Thursday, July 23, 2015

let them cook

I have a confession...

I am that mom that wants to do everything herself because it's easier and faster. Yup that's me. I would rather put away all the laundry so it gets done right, make beds, clean up toys and cook. I like thing my way and I like them done fast. 

However as the boys get older I know they need to learn how to do these things so I have been working my hardest to put these crazy normal feelings aside to help them become amazing adults.

That's why this summer on the to do list was "learn how to cook." I'm a sucker for lists so I knew if I had it on the list my little mind would make it happen ;)


Aiden as easy...he wanted to learn to make quesadillas. No bigs! After 1 day he had it mastered and you know what???? It's freaking amazing that he can make his own lunch and make it for his brother! I have no idea why I waited so long for this ;) It's definitely working in my favor!

Asher, on the other hand, is our budding chef and wanted to make something a little more difficult. Corn Dogs. So I hopped over to my trusty Pinterest page and found this recipe for homemade corn dogs.


Now they had to be fried and he couldn't really do that so aside from the frying he did everything else by himself.


And they turned out amazing! So delicious really and I'm not a huge corn dog fan. Add a cute glass (from TJMaxx) with some root beer and a side of mustard and we had quite the delicious lunch!

http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2012/06/18/corn-dog-bites/

CORNDOG BITES

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup flour, divided
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 cup milk
8 hot dogs, cut into thirds
Vegetable or canola oil, for frying

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat about 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees over medium heat.
Combine 2/3 cup of flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and onion powder in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk.
In a pie plate or other shallow dish, add the remaining flour.
Dredge each hot dog piece in the flour and then dip it into the cornmeal batter. Shake off any excess batter, but be sure that the hot dog is fully covered in batter.
Drop into the hot oil and fry for 3-4 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden brown and crispy.
Fry in batches, being careful not to over crowd the pan.
Drain on a paper towel lined plate and keep warm in a 200 degree oven until all of the hot dogs are fried.
Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

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