Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dutch Oven?


You might be asking yourself "What is a Dutch Oven?" Almost all of the boys were saying the same thing. Dutch Oven is one of the best(in my opinion) ways to cook food! This benefit was designed to help the boys understand "work/cook first then play/eat later." Or "Cook good eat Good!!"
Here are a couple of the boys trying to get the coals started.
Brian was trying his hardest to make some wind to get it going faster!
All of the boys were able to pitch in and help!! Got to hand it to the upper levels!
Gates was trying to multi-task both playing football and starting the coals!
Kyle was breading the chicken before putting in to slow cook!!
Marcin and Jake were the watch dogs over the food while it was cooking!! They were a big help.
Here is Shamsi and Greg savoring the food!! One of the comments from everyone was: "It was worth the wait!"
Alex and Junior were serenading the group while we cooked with the ukulele and their voices. They surprised us all with how good they were!
Ethan was a big help with the cleanup!!

My mom related a story to me when I was younger about the "mother hen". It talks about how a hen went around the farm asking everyone if they wanted to help make some bread, they could help get the wheat or mix the ingredients, etc... But no one wanted to help. Then after the hen was done cooking the bread and everyone could smell it, they came running over and asking to have some of the delicious looking bread. And the hen asked them "where were you when I was asking for help making it!" This is a lesson I feel all of the students here should learn. It helps with them to be grateful and even mindful of what we as parents go through to make life for them easy and even possible. I related this story to the boys and they took it in stride and were so helpful with everything and then stated that the work was worth the prize! Even though that prize was just chicken and potatoes!

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