Kids in the Kitchen: TechnoBoy Cooks Again

macaroni and cheese in blue bowl with spoon

TechnoBoy cooked macaroni and cheese for everyone at lunch today. I didn’t realize how nervous he was about the whole cooking thing (poor thing had flashbacks to the popcorn incident) until I discovered him using a ruler to make sure he’d filled the pan half full of water.

While we were eating, The Mercenary discovered an elbow macaroni noodle in with the dinosaur shapes that were supposed to be in the box. He turned and said to his twin, “You know when you were stirring the macaroni? You must have changed the DNA.”

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The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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  • Michelle (The Beartwinsmom) October 9, 2008, 10:34 am

    LOL I can hear him saying that. Give TechnoBoy a high five from me for cooking!

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  • Sandie Law October 9, 2008, 9:28 pm

    Oh! Not only is macaroni and cheese one of my all time favorite comfort foods (duh), I love that he’s cooking. I laughed out loud at the ruler bit. That’s adorable. I’m glad it turned out well. šŸ™‚

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  • Amy October 10, 2008, 11:43 am

    Michelle, consider him high 5’d. šŸ™‚

    Sandie, it’s funny but I never liked mac ‘n cheese until I had kids. Can you believe I spent more than a quarter century avoiding such deliciousness??

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  • lyrics October 15, 2008, 5:06 pm

    I’m really starting to like this technoboy. he’s got some original ideas. šŸ™‚ should have thought of that last week when i was cooking potatoes…. lets just say it didnt turn out to well šŸ™‚

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  • Amy October 15, 2008, 8:16 pm

    LOL, lyrics. Sorry to hear of the potato difficulty. We purchased microwave popcorn tonight and TechnoBoy commented that he will need adult supervision to pop it himself. Poor guy. The burnt smell is all gone now. Hopefully the trauma will too. šŸ™‚ I’ll have him pop some soon just to prove that he’s not going to burn down the house.

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  • lyrics October 16, 2008, 7:41 am

    haha.. microwave popcorn can be real hard. šŸ™‚ if you forget about it for 30 seconds, you wont be eating it because its so burned..

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  • franco October 17, 2008, 6:09 pm

    as a kid i didnt know how to cook very well nor should i have. i think i knew how to make chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese and macaroni and cheese!

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  • Amy October 18, 2008, 1:20 am

    šŸ™‚ Franco are you a better cook now? I’ve heard of some families that have their kids cooking full meals by the age of 10. I’m not ready to let my control freak move out of the kitchen that much quite yet. But I’m working on it.

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  • Amy October 18, 2008, 1:21 am

    Lyrics I’m happy to report that TechnoBoy successfully popped some popcorn in the microwave without burning it yesterday! He was very nervous and made me stand there with him. Then he was relieved when everything came out tasty.

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  • franco October 28, 2008, 5:18 pm

    Yes actually Amy i am a very good cook, I wish i had someone to cook for though, my kids are grown up and i am currently divorced…anytime u feel like a true italian meal let me know!!

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  • heather October 30, 2008, 2:42 pm

    I am ready to teach my kids to cook, they are only 12 and 14 but i think its essential for them to at least know their way around a kitchen because going off to college it saves a lot of money if your not eating out all the time.

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  • Amy October 30, 2008, 10:39 pm

    Heather that’s a great age to start cooking! I think about my boys in college (eek!) and cooking frequently. I hope they’re able to manage things economically and in a healthy manner when they get there.

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  • jake November 3, 2008, 2:45 pm

    cooking is very important, im currently at a home ec school so i can learn the essentials.

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  • heather November 5, 2008, 4:11 pm

    A little off topic but I am so excited for the next for years of change with our new president! Mr. Obama!!!!

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  • Amy November 6, 2008, 10:18 pm

    heather I too am pleased and proud of the fact that a person of color has achieved the highest office in America.

    I do look forward, though to the time when we fulfill all of Dr. King’s dream…to move beyond colorblindness and on to judging people by the content of their character.

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  • Luxury sheets November 7, 2008, 2:26 pm

    very well said Amy, I know racism is still an issue all throughout america but i think our recession is still the most important thing right now, you living in Michigan especially should be concerned. So my question to you is, why do you think Obamas policies will increase our GDP?

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  • Amy November 8, 2008, 1:52 am

    I do not believe racism is an issue all throughout America. My boys saw Obama’s picture on People magazine at the store today with the headline “He made history” and they asked me what that meant. I had to explain that he’s the first person of color to achieve that office and they were surprised. In their world, skin color makes no difference, and I’ve heard other parents of children about that age say the same thing.

    While I doubt hatred will completely be eradicated, what with people directly infecting others, I do believe it will continue to recede. That’s a good thing.

    The definition of a recession is two quarters of decline in GDP, and we’re not there yet. I find it very annoying that people are jumping to that diagnosis so quickly. Of course it is possible but I would like to see more faith in American ingenuity and mettle.

    I never said Obama would improve anything. I have no faith in his plans to do anything but make our economy worse what with the huge increases in spending he’s proposing (and the tremendous taxe increases that will necessarily follow). Should he implement his plans I fully expect to see a reprise of the Carter years, quite frankly.

    Of course if I am proven wrong that would be a happy thing. I am not, however, holding my breath.

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  • bottleless water November 10, 2008, 1:58 pm

    I agree, We arent necessarily in a recession yet. We are in an economic struggle. Ive seen lots of people lose security in their jobs and thats the scariest thing to me. Its one thing for everyone not to trust the market and penny pinch a little more but when people start losing their jobs twice as fast as gaining a new one, thats when we start seeing that something i wrong.

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