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Kids cooking — Cucumber Boats


I love it when the kids decide what’s for dinner, it takes all the pressure off of me in those times, like now, when I’m in a cooking rut. They must be so sick of the same old, same old that I dish out.

Earlier this week My Girl decided we should do a simple dinner of open sandwiches and cheeses as it had been a hot, hot day and no one wanted to get near a stove let alone eat anything steamy.

She also wanted to prepare what she called "Cucumber Boats." I imagined cucumber canoes filled with olives or something. Instead, what she came up with was cucumbers, salami, and carrots skewered onto toothpicks. They looked great and tasted even better. The best part was the joy she took at setting the table and presenting her special dish to the family.