Over the years my teens have been slowly armed with knowledge on how to be independent. As young as 7 years old they already learned how to prepare for school on their own, at 12 they were ironing their school uniforms and now they know how to cook. I’m assured now that when they’re off and on their own they’ll be able to feed themselves! In this edition of “Teens Can Cook” Bastian shares 2  easy recipes.

Bastian has been asking for a new cookware set and finally we have a new sauce pan and sauce pan. He’s excited to cook more dishes and try new ones as well. Since cooking is an everyday forcible call of nature (!) it’s definitely necessary to have a good cookware set. Meyer Cookware has been a trusted and well known brand for many many years. The durability speaks for itself with a claim to fame of withstanding years of cooking and being battered and beaten with tons of washings and the use of spatulas, spoons and all kinds of cooking equipment and utensils.

 

Cooking with the Meyer Fry Pan: Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

One of Bastian’s favorite dishes has got to be wings. All kinds of wings actually and he’s cooked a few variations already. Today he’s sharing his Garlic Parmesan Chicken recipe that he excitedly cooked in our new frypan.

Meyer Frypan features:

  • Stainless steel/Aluminum
  • DuPont Teflon platinum non-stick coating
  • Base induction technology
  • Comfortable silicon rubber handle stays cool-to-touch

Our observations:

Budget-wise Meyer is a little more expensive than other brands. However, you pay for quality and you get quality. The thickness of the pan is already a telling sign of its durability and function. I like that the oil and food doesn’t stick at all to the pan. After cooking you can even wipe it dry and cook the next dish right after. When it comes to washing it as with all pans you shouldn’t scrub hard but it’s not as sensitive as other pans that easily peel off. It’s on the heavy side because it is after all made of aluminum but not so heavy that you would have a hard time with it.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

6 Chicken wings | olive oil | knob of butter

Coating

1/2 cup flour | 1 tsp pepper | 1 tsp salt | 1 tsp cumin | 1tbsp Italian seasoning

Garlic Parmesan mixture

1/3 cup parmesan cheese | 3 cloves garlic minced | 1/3 cup parsley | 1/3 cup olive oil

Procedure:

Mix flour, pepper, salt, cumin
Coat chicken with flour mixture
Heat pan with olive oil
Add butter
Fry chicken for 4 min on each side

Mix parmesan, garlic, parsley, olive oil
Coat chicken with  garlic parmesan mixture
Bake coated chicken for 10 min

Bias aside, Bastian’s wings are excelente! I love this particular dish because first of all I love cheese and second the fusion of garlic and parmesan is very appealing to a pasta lover like me.

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Cooking with the Meyer Saucepan: Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is my go-to-meal when I need something quick and filling to serve. I taught the kids how to cook this dish so they can also turn to it when they need a quick meal fix. It’s an uncomplicated recipe using basic ingredients you’d already have at home.

Meyer Saucepan features:

• Aluminium body for even heat distribution without ‘hot spots’
• With extra thick rim, tempered glass lid and soft touch silicone rubber handle for comfortable grip
• DuPont Teflon Platinum non-stick coating; convenience for low fat, healthy cooking
• Suitable for all stovetops including induction

Our observations:

When we first used it, it seemed like it took too long to heat up but I guess patience is a virtue when it comes to cooking. We were used to our old pot that heated so fast that we often ended up burning the garlic and onions. Again, food doesn’t stick which makes it so much easier to clean.

See how intent Bastian is when it comes to cooking? He told me that he has more dishes up his sleeve so I’m sure that we’ll get plenty of use with our new saucepan and frypan.

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

500g fusili pasta | 2 cups mozarella and cheddar cheese mix | 2 cups fresh milk | 1 can button mushrooms | 1/4 cup bacon crumble | knob of butter | salt | pepper

Procedure:

  1. Boil water with oil and salt in a saucepan, drain and set aside in a bowl
  2. Fry bacon crumble in frypan
  3. In the saucepan melt a pat of butter
  4. Put mozarella and cheddar cheese and melt
  5. Mix in fresh milk until cheese and milk blend
  6. Add mushrooms and bacon crumble
  7. Salt and pepper to taste

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As I always say, arm your kids with knowledge and skills so they can one day live on their own and be independent. Cooking is one skill they should definitely have. Give Bastian’s recipes a try or better yet cook alongside with your kids. They’re easy and yummy!

Shop for your own Meyer cookware set:  http://www.lazada.com.ph/meyer/ and at leading department stores nationwide.

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