Cooking Lessons and a Recipe Share

WOW Summer 2016 Edition

Welcome to another Wednesday where I share something other than cards or scrapbook layouts.

This summer I seem to be sharing posts on “how to fail at teaching kids life skills” more than anything else. Sigh.

Last week I attempted to teach the girls basic kitchen skills. The lessons were going well for a bit. They liked the scavenger hunt through all my kitchen utensils and came up with some pretty creative uses for some of them! But once we came to the actual cooking part of the lesson plan I was met with a wall in the form of my 7 year old.

I shouldn’t have been surprised. This child will be expecting her cereal and milk to be poured for her at University! The title of Princess is not strong enough to convey how much of a grasshopper she is! Definite CEO material! Let the ordinary man scramble for every cent while she sits back and is handed stacks of cash on silver trays by oiled men in tunics. That Tongan flag bearer comes to mind!

Where did I go so wrong??

Okay, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but not by much!

But back to the subject at hand.

In my research for the written material I provide my girls (yes, I probably should have been a teacher instead of a … whatever it is I am!) I came across instructions on how to boil an egg. I know, not rocket science, right? But hey, turns out I’ve been doing it wrong all these years!

Here’s how to properly boil an egg as per Eggs.ca:

  1. place eggs in a pot – single layer of eggs mind you!
  2. fill pot with cold water to about an inch above the eggs.
  3. heat on high until the water comes to a rolling boil.
  4. remove the pot from the heat, cover, and let the eggs stand for 12 minutes (for hard boiled eggs)
  5. drain the hot water, run under cold until cool enough to peel, enjoy!

Huh! Worth a shot right?

I decided to try it right away and made a family favourite (all except the Picky Princess) – Tuna Stuffies. That’s the recipe I’m sharing with you today.

Tuna Stuffies

Ingredients:

5 hard boiled eggs

2 cans tuna

1/2 green pepper, diced

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 mayonaisse

salt and pepper to taste

Kaiser rolls (enough to feed your family – I can usually fill 8 with this recipe)

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Set your eggs on to boil while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. Drain the tuna and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients (green pepper to S&P), stir to combine.
  5. Once your eggs are cooked, and cooled enough to peel, coarsely chop them and add them to your tuna mixture.
  6. Slice your rolls almost all the way through and fill with 2 – 3 Tbsps of the tuna and egg mixture.
  7. Wrap with tin foil.
  8. Place foil wrapped rolls into the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melty.
  9. Unwrap and enjoy!

My husband likes to add hot sauce to his for an extra kick. You could play with the filling too. Add leftover steamed asparagus or green beans. Try it with traditional tuna salad ingredients like celery or pickles.

In other words, make it your own! Enjoy!

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