Sunday, January 24, 2010

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Ella's cooking family dinner tonight. Her first choice was for dessert, chocolate mousse. I'm not a fan I must confess, of most chocolate desserts, but her father is and she and her sister follow suit. As a result of my lack of interest of things chocolatey, there has been no mousse in their life. Can you imagine her joy at finding that it contains all her favourite things - chocolate, cream and sugar! We've used Molly's recipe and agree, although very chocolatey it's not cloying and quite light.

Main course is a roast chicken, the first dish I prepared when I was a child, with roast potatoes, beans, broccoli, carrots and corn. It will be a plain salt and pepper chicken, as Ella isn't "fond of herbs", but there will be tarragon in the gravy "because that's Dad's favourite".

9 comments:

two little buttons said...

what a lovely thing to do with your children. wish ella was cooking for us !!!

Feronia said...

What great foodie children you're raising there!

Kiki said...

Wonderful. I'm not much into chocolate mousse either, however E & L's effort could easily sway me ;)

life and the memoirs said...

YUM! To be surrounded by such an appreciation of food is priceless. A very special gift to pass onto our children. Well done Ella!! I'm a very impressed. I'm a sucker for all things sweet :)

Sandy said...

Love chocolate!! Ella did an great job on the mousse. It looks divine. I want some!!

Sarah said...

wow what an awsome looking dessert!

Tamara said...

Such a clever girl cooking dinner. How yum it looks.
Can you believe Leila and Eddie are starting kinder on Thursday. Will you be there or are you working? Enjoy the last of scool hols.

Jeana Marie said...

oh my, oh yum!!! I have never made mousse before but I believe I now must try - it looks brilliant!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

This was such a pleasure to read and the pics are soo pretty!
I love CHOCOLATE....so I stop at any post with it. :)

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