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Chef A.J. | Life's a Batch

Chef A.J.

A.J. made dinner and dessert for us last night. He did it all on his own, and he did a wonderful job. Everything was very, very tasty, and he and Jack gobbled up the leftovers today for lunch, too!


Meatball Soup.

Meatball Soup

  • 1 package (3 oz.) beef-flavored ramen noodles
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
  • 1.5 cups frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen fully-cooked Italian-style meatballs

** We’d never bought or made ramen noodles before, so I was skeptical about the seasoning packet that was to be included. Even in the store, I was “feeling” through the package and becoming quite worried that it didn’t exist. Thankfully, once A.J. opened the package, he found it!

1. Break the ramen noodles into small pieces over a medium bowl. (This step was difficult for A.J. to do, and when he exerted extra force onto the bundle of noodles, the breaking pieces would fly everywhere. I switched him to a larger bowl with a butter knife, and he stabbed the heck out of the bundle until it was finally broken into teeny pieces.) Set aside. Put the water, spaghetti sauce, and seasoning packet from the ramen noodles in a 3-quart saucepan.

2. Heat the soup mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Add the ramen noodles, peas and carrots, and meatballs. Heat the soup until it boils again; turn the heat to low. Cook and stir the soup for 4-5 minutes minutes longer.

3. Ladle soup into bowls; enjoy! (I sprinkled a bit of parmesan cheese on my soup, but the boys ate theirs without.)

Meatball Soup.

In addition to making the soup, A.J. also heated the oven and threw in a few crusty sourdough rolls. He was very attentive to the timer, and he did a great job with the potholders in retrieving the stone once they were golden-brown. Yummy!

Fried Banana Sundaes.
Fried Banana Sundaes.

Fried Banana Sundaes

  • 3 medium ripe bananas, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • vanilla ice cream
  • cinnamon-sugar (or ground nutmeg, if you prefer)

In a medium skillet, saute bananas in butter until light golden-brown, turning once. Place on serving plates; drizzle with honey. Top with a scoop of ice cream; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar.


Frying bananas in butter.
Frying the bananas in butter.

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