Today is the first day of the UPSR examination for Primary 6 students. Sherilyn did not have to go to school today while Alycia needed to. Tomorrow it will be Alycia’s turn to enjoy a day off school.
Instead of going to the enrichment centre in the morning, Sherilyn decided to follow me to the mini market to get the stuff that she needed to prepare potato salad. She will be taking part in a ‘salad making’ competition organized by the Girl Guide movement that she joins in school. Today is testing day where she will prepare the food, to be brought to school for her Patrol Leader to try tomorrow.
I told Sherilyn that if she wanted to do something that I do not agree with, she will have to do everything on her own. I gave her another suggestion, which was easier to whip up but she was darn steadfast in her decision. I did not want her to bring eggs and mayo to school as these 2 items have risk of breeding salmonella if left in room temperature. Sherilyn only wanted to make potato salad and nothing else! This girl can be really pig headed in certain matters and nothing can make her change her mind! That’s my willful child.
Back home, Sherilyn wasted no time and got off the ground immediately. She referred briefly to the potato salad recipe stuck on the fridge door and swung into action in the kitchen, with apron on and hair tied up.
The only thing I helped her was to prepare the wok to steam the potatoes. As I worked on my computer, she got herself really busy in the kitchen.
A couple of hours later, her potato salad was ready!
She forked out a little of her product and shoved it into my mouth. I commented her that it needed a tad more salt and pepper and she darted back into the kitchen to add more salt and pepper. She kept a portion of the potato salad in a take-away box to be brought to school tomorrow, saved a portion for her 2 sisters and brought a small portion to the enrichment centre for her friends to try.
The final product tasted impeccable! Cass commented that it tasted better than those served at Japanese restaurants. Sherilyn is now at the enrichment centre. I’ll bet she will be deliriously overjoyed when she finds out that both her sisters polished off her potato salad and praised it sky high! I think she will excel in being a chef. She’s got the natural talent and love in cooking .
Sherilyn did not chop off part of her finger (again) and did not break anything or spill anything in the kitchen. She passed the test!
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