Little Chef

I enjoy that Joshua and Jonah argue over who gets to help me make dinner (I don’t enjoy the arguing part, but the part that they want to help).  We have a rotation of every other night, however, sometimes I make something by myself and throw off the rotation.

We received an email invitation from Wycliffe USA asking if Joshua and Jonah would be interested in making a food that’s popular in Cameroon for a children’s international cookbook.  When I asked the boys, Joshua declined the invitation, but Jonah jumped at it.  Jonah’s favorite food in Cameroon is beans and beignets.  They are a popular street food or you can also find them at any Cameroonian eatery.  One can usually buy a bag of about 10 beignet and a generous scoop of beans for under $1 USD.  I prefer to make them at home because the ones purchased out and about are fried in palm oil and the beans usually have a generous amount of palm oil in them.  To eat them you pry open a beignet and make a small holding area in the middle of the beignet.  You scoop the beans into the beignet using one of the newly created beignet flaps from prying it open to scoop the beans into the beignet.  Enjoy!

Jonah with my supervision made beans and beignets for his cookbook entry.

Mixing Beignet Dough

frying beignetsfinished plate

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6 Responses to Little Chef

  1. Pop-pop says:

    Why am I not surprised Jonah wanted to make an entry for the cookbook? I’m sure they are delicious.

  2. Barbara says:

    Looks as if Jonah is on his way to becoming a master chef. Bon appitite!

  3. Denise says:

    That is so cool Jonah! You’re a celebrity! Great job!

  4. MawMaw says:

    Great meal, Jonah, and it’s great for you to share a recipe. I hope to see your entry in the cookbook.

  5. Shirley Dillon says:

    Looks delicious Jonah!

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