Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Three Musketeers And Veggies

Today is a rainy day so it means inside fun. In spite of the rain I visited the Farmers' Market to get some fresh veggies, and employed the Three Musketeers to help cooking them. They have to know more about cooking than just baking cakes. They are supposed to make gratinated cauliflower, but I added some broccoli for color.

Sylvester: Gee, the white lump looks like someone's brain. And I don't even say what the green lump looks like.

David: They are just veggies, they are going to taste fine.

Timo: I'd rather have cake.

David: Shut up you too, and get to work.

David: First the cauliflower and broccoli are boiled in water with a bit of salt.

Sylvester: We are grating the cheese in the meantime. This is supposed to go on the top.

David: Now you must take two eggs and separate the whites and the yolks. Sylvester can do that. Timo and I are going to start the sauce.

For the sauce some wheat flour is quickly cooked in butter, and then some broth from the cooking of the veggies and some milk is added.

David: Stir it well, it looks lumpy.

Timo: I'm stirring! All the lumps won't dissolve!

David: I guess it't OK, nobody will notice the lumps after the stuff goes into the pan with the veggies.

David: After the sauce had cooked for 5 minutes, we added some salt, white pepper and a little bit of sugar. And the yolks of the eggs. The whites must be beaten before they are added, and they are added last, after the sauce has cooled a bit.

Timo: Otherwise you get more lumps. There are enough already.

David: The cooked veggies are cut up a bit so they fit better into our pan.

Sylvester: And then the sauce is poured over them.

David: Now we put some grated dry bread on the top.

Timo: And the grated cheese.

David: Now it has to cook in the oven in 180 centigrades for about half an hour.

David: Now it's ready. But beware, it's hot!

Timo: It smells good.

Sylvester: It does not smell like anybody's brain.

David: As if you knew what brains smell like.


After eating it is time to wash up.

David: Cool. Now we have a dish washer. We no longer have to do the dishes by hand. Make sure that everything is well arranged.

Sylvester: This is nice, we can sit on the balcony while the dishwasher is doing its job.

David: The veggies tasted good, but how about bringing us some ice cream for dessert?

Outsider: Well, you did a good job with the cooking and washing up, so I guess you have deserved it.

David: Mmmmmm ice cream...

Timo: And fresh strawberries straight from the producer.

Sylvester: It's nice to live next to the Farmers' Market.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

That looked like fun! Your boys are really cute, too.