As time went on I started thinking about how much my two oldest girls would like that. I remember when I was little and I used to sit and do my homework in the kitchen while watching my mom cook. That is where, I believe, my love for cooking and being a mom started. I would really hate to deny my daughters of that same opportunity.
So I softened up a little bit and figured that losing control over my kitchen for two nights a week was worth the teaching experience and bonding time. We haven't been structured enough to do it each week but when we do it is very rewarding.
The first few meals have been their favorite foods. Salad is on the top three choices for my oldest daughter. Here is her salad creation for one of her dinners-
Avocado Dressing by- GreenSmoothieGirl
1 C fresh lemon juice
2 T extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
2 T of Bragg Liquid Amino Acids
1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
2-4 T of water to reach desired consistency
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender until smooth.
I think the next time I make this I am going to go maybe half on the lemon juice, a smidge less on the oil and Amino Acids. I liked it but it was a little bit bitter, tangy, tart taste or something for the little ones.