There are no mystery baskets which makes my job much easier but I think it is a good exercise for both myself and Kaleigh. For me I get to hear some constructive criticisms of my food and get to think about meal plate and dish construction in a unique way. For Kaleigh, she has been able to think about food and how flavors can work together or apart. It is helping her develop a good palate while also helping her be articulate. It has been a lot of silly fun.
Apparently, my Shepard's Pie needed me to transform the corn in some way. The potatoes were the highlight of the well balanced bite.
|Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash|
My Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash was in need of a crunch. Maybe some walnuts tossed in at the very end of the cooking to add some more texture. Additionally, the green peppers were out of place. It was all I had so I blamed the lack of items in the pantry. However, the dish would have benefited from a more earthy veggie like cauliflower.