Posts Tagged ‘kid chef’

My name is Abishai Powers, and I enjoy inviting awesome people to my house so I can make them lunch.

Taylor Swift is one of my favorite musicians, and this invite is for her.

Just for fun, here’s my favorite Taylor Swift video…

Note from Dad- As soon as I saw this title pop up in an e-mail newsletter, I sent a note to Sharon Gibson and told her that we wanted to try it for the boys. We’re big on making cooking a big part of our homeschool. It’s a great way to learn practical math and science skills and also teaches the boys a useful craft. I keep telling them that when they get older, a great home-cooked meal from a guy will really impress any prospective wives. Even better, we’ve worked through several of Homeschool Legacy’s Unit Studies in the past and love them. I highly recommend them for your homeschool. In addition to the fun the kids have with them, my wife and I enjoy teaching through them. This one was no different, except for the bonus that we had some really great meals from it.

If you want to try out this or any of the Homeschool Legacy studies, you can find them at their main website HERE or at many of the homeschool conferences. I’ve bought books from them at both.

Alright, enough from me. I’ll turn it over to my son.


Cooking Up History with the Founding Presidents

This unit study tells the history about the first four presidents, their wives, and their favorite desserts. It also shows you the recipe to make those desserts.

Me and my mom read Cooking Up History, and the first lesson was George Washington. George Washington was a very interesting guy, especially since he was the first president and a general in the Revolutionary War. He is awesome, and his favorite desert was cherry pie. So, me and my mom made the pie, and it barely made it past dad. He loved it!! (Note from dad- I ate about 80% of the entire thing.)


Though I do not like cherries, it was pretty fun to make. I got to roll the dough and everything. I also poured in the pie filling. We also learned about Mr. Washington’s wife. They had a fairly confusing relationship because they were seldom together. It was pretty cool to hear that Martha helped the injured at Gen. Washington’s military camp.

The second president we learned about was John Adams. He and his wife were the first presidential family to move into the White House. The funny thing is that they moved into the White House while it was still being built. They stayed in one of the only rooms that was finished, and Mrs. Adams did not have a clothesline so she hung them in one of the unfinished rooms. The most absolute coolest thing is that John Adams had a pet alligator. My dad and I think that he got it because they did not have a Secret Service yet. We do not know for sure yet though.


We are not done with the book yet, but we are looking forward to finishing it, and I can’t wait to make more desserts. I highly recommend this to other homeschoolers. It is very fun and tasty at the same time.

That’s all folks!



Homeschool Legacy

Eggs-Charity WaterI wanted to thank everybody for helping with my birthday party that I gave away to raise money for Charity Water. We had a lot of fun at my eggstravaganza where I cooked for everyone to raise more money.

My grand total I raised was $772, which is way more than I raised last time.

Thanks so much to Eggs Up Grill for giving us all the eggs for the party!

Here’s a bunch of photos for everyone.

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Charity Water Donations

Last week I cooked omelets for everyone for supper. It was such a special day it deserved a custom menu. The chef is French because he has a French mustache.

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I love watching the Magic School Bus show. Today’s episode was about chemistry and baking. It was cool because I’m baking some with mom today. Here’s a drawing and my mindmap from the show. I’ll get you some videos of my baking later.

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For my birthday Matthew from Cub Scouts bought me some brownie mix. I enjoyed making them and hope you like the videos. Dad doesn;t like brownies so that means more for me and mommy.

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Here’s my videos…





Welcome to another episode of Abishai’s FoodLab. 8yo Abishai Powers is an aspiring chef and wants to share his expertise with the world.

This episode is a discussion of the bag of foodie goodness he got for his birthday from his good friend Matthew.