My children love watching MasterChef Australia and I’m enjoying the unexpected side-effects of their MCA obsession. Not only are they fighting for the opportunity to help me cook, they are happily entertaining themselves playing MasterChef. With the help of a plastic picnic set, toy food and a few spare kitchen utensils, they have spent hours these holidays testing each other with mystery box challenges, invention tests and taste tests. The latter in particular can be quite tricky when using fake food, but they seem to manage.
I have been a guest judge on several occasions and I’ve even been tempted to find a scarf/cravat to lend myself the proper air of culinary discernment as I try to choose between the banana bread with ice-cream dipping sauce and the salad with fresh baked bread and tomato salsa.
Today the kids were obviously feeling artistic, as they happily occupied themselves making chalk drawings of the remaining contestants and the judges. My 6 year old son drew the pictures of Jimmy and Jonathan. My 9-year-old daughter drew the rest. What do you think?
(ETA: To avoid confusion, I should point out that Aaron is holding a bowl containing chicken drumsticks.)