What a great day for mother/son bonding. When I found this cooking school on line before we went to Thailand I ask Boy 1 if he would like to go with me, and to my SHOCK and SURPRISE he said yes. REALLY? I kept asking him and he continued to say yes. I am so glad he did, I had a great day with him. This is us upon arrival to the cooking school.
He really is not THAT much taller than me, I was just standing down lower than he was. However, he likes this picture and tells me that someday this is how it will be, I will have to look up to him. I'm sure that day will be sooner than later.
Before we got started we got to look around a bit, the cooking school was on a beach, so while we were cooking, this is what we got to look at:
Isn't he handsome? Where did my little boy go?
A picture of the school.
OK, time to get to work...
The first thing we made was red curry paste. The ingredients:
Our class was made up of 6 American's and 3 Australians. I found this very odd; because this was the first time we had run into other Americans (other than our friend that came at the same time) in Thailand.
Boy 1 had a great time making the curry paste. He really liked pounding away on the ingredients. This was the perfect thing for a 12 year old to make right off the bat!
Next we made Spicy Mixed Seafood Salad...he is Boy 1 cooking:
And one of us together:
Next we learn how to make roses from a tomatoes & how to make our spring onions pretty. The tomato roses turned out pretty well....
And the spring onions....well Boy 1 did much better than his mom. I will need to practice this at home.
Here is our finished product: This might have been my favorite dish
We also made Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup - another favorite, Spring Rolls, Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Prawns, Panaeng Curry with pork & Pumpkin in Coconut Milk, which to my surprise I liked very much!
This one is a bit messy, but it still tasted good!
During our break, we hung out on the beach.
Here we are getting our certificates, they considered not giving Boy 2 his, since he did burn one of our instructors. J
Hubby was such a great sport...while Boy 1 and I were at the cooking school he took the 3 little ones out for a fun filled day at the beach!