I teach piano and every so often, I hold events that allow for the children to gather and have fun. I'm not a big fan of music recitals - they go on for hours and hours, parents come to watch their children perform for ten minutes and then have to endure a whole few other hours of children performing for hours. I want to have a dinner and music concert gathering with a few of the children that I teach.
I intend to have the children set up the table, make the menu look fancy and cook the food. I have cooked with children before, but most of the time it is one on one.
This time, I want to have a three course dinner party, and have five children help out. So far, the menu that I have etched in my head is:
1. Sourdough bread topped with peach relish, vintage cheddar and ham
2. Lasagna with pasta dough, Bolognese, pasta and bechamel made from scratch
3. Frozen eton mess (Ramsay's eton mess bomb)
I will have my boyfriend and maybe another adult help out.
I want the menu to be easy to prepare and cook, allowing children to participate and also child-friendly in taste (e.g. I know kids dont generally like fish, tomatoes, olives, etc).
I'd love to get some feedback and I am open to having the menu changed, this is just a draft.