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Riley is teaching her grandson, Jeremiah, how to cook. 

Riley: First, let’s take out all of the ingredients. We’re going to need pasta, cream, onions, mushrooms, olive oil, salt, and pepper. 

Jeremiah takes out all of the ingredients. 

Riley: Okay, now let’s cut the onion and mushrooms. You want to dice the onions into small cubes and slice the mushrooms. 

Jeremiah: Okay, let me grab a cutting board and a knife. 

Riley: While you do that, I’m going to fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil. When it’s at a boil, you just add the pasta and set a timer for six minutes. 

Jeremiah: Okay. The vegetables are ready. 

Riley: Okay. Grab a pan and turn the stove plate on. Add some olive oil and then put the onions on the pan. We’re going to move them around with a spoon until they’re translucent. After, we’ll put the mushrooms to cook for a few minutes. 

Jeremiah: Okay, I think the mushrooms are cooked. 

Riley: Great! Let’s add the cream, salt, and pepper. While you do that, I’ll strain the pasta. 

Jeremiah: Should I put the sauce into the pot with the pasta?

Riley: Yes. Look at that! You made your first meal. I think cooking is becoming second nature to you!

Practice

  • Do you enjoy cooking? Why or why not?
  • How did you learn how to cook?
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