Thursday, 3 March 2011

Rant, rant, rant.

Lately, on an average of once a day, maybe more on a special occasion, I have found many, many things to rant about in my life.

Today's is to do with Daughter's cookery class.

She chose Chinese food as her cultural topic, and so her group has to make their own course for a meal. Daughter chose 'side' and then found a recipe for spring rolls, which I had to then find the ingredients for.

Let me tell you, it was not bloody easy.

First of all, I was angry because most of the ingredients listed were some I'd never use again for any type of meal (a tablespoon of soy bloody sauce? That's it?), so was pretty bloody pointless.

Secondly, what the hell is groundnut oil and when the hell am I going to use it again ever in my life?

Thirdly, I wouldn't really prefer to provide the wok. I'd say you, as a food technology room, should provide the bloody equipment yourself.

And since Daughter is too afraid to use chicken in it ("I don't trust myself with raw food, and will probably poison the whole family"), I have to find some sort of substitute in the back of my cupboards, which will not be easy at all.

Will 4-year-old Heinz sponge pudding do?


Working Mum said...

I am dreading when daughter reaches the age of the Food Technology lessons. At least I've learned from your post to monitor what she chooses so it matches my cupboards!

(PS Groundnut oil is peanut oil, don't use if anyone allergic, you just need an oil with a high burning point to use in a wok, eg not olive oil. Groundnut can be used for any cooking and also in baking after your daughter has used her tablespoon!)

Glummy Mummy said...

I'm glad my kids are older than other bloggers', because that way I can teach other people about what is to come!

I've never really used it before, which is weird, but olive and vegetable have been my friends throughout my cooking life!