My Son Cooked Dinner

Let’s say it again, shall we? My son cooked dinner! And for those of you who are new here, or maybe just a bit inattentive, I’ll point out that he’s five.

Hats off to the Spatulatta girls, who provided the inspiration and recipes.

The menu: rigatoni with pesto, sauteed spinach (ok, Tony made that), and chocolate covered bananas.

Eli kept marveling, “No Da-da make dinner. No Mama make dinner. Mama hehp Buh-buh make dinner. Buh-buh make dinner!” And Ben was a very proud chef, indeed, telling Tony, “You’re not going to believe how delicious this is, Daddy!”

And indeed it was.


  1. Violeta says:

    Oh this makes me smile! I hope the cookbook has the same success for ours kiddos in a few years.

  2. Elrena says:

    Your Ben stories continually amaze me. Way to go, Ben!! (Come visit me so you can teach my kids to cook? 🙂 )

  3. Stacey says:

    Yeah Ben! I can’t wait to get the book. Caroline has been busily helping my mother in law cook all week- we are staying here until our moving truck arrives on Monday and I think I am going to have to let Caroline go a bit more in our kitchen once we move- she is even using a knife!

  4. Punk Frog says:

    a yummy food blog, with scrumptious photos :

    I recommend it to Ben -and you & Tony, too- Why not!