Duck with fried mushrooms, bacon, chestnuts & parsley (page 282)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Pick the parsley.
  • Grind the pepper.

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 4 years 10 months, James 2 years 2 months

Jake really enjoyed this meal, but he has started to eat mushrooms and bacon, particularly the fatter lardoons, only recently, just after he turned 4. Before that, the bacon was too chewy and the mushrooms too slimy. Sweet potato has always been a hit with Jake and was until very recently with James. It seems that James will reject anything with a slightly unusual taste or texture. He was asleep while we ate this, but I’ve saved him some for this evening.