Nate the chef (Photo: Walter Skupien)
The sight above greeted me as I was enjoying a morning cup of tea during a recent visit to our Georgia tribe.
Grandson Nate, almost nine years old, had quietly assembled a skillet, mixing bowl, spatula, and egg carton from the refrigerator. I noticed him after he had pulled the family “time-out chair” in front of the stovetop and set to work.
During the family’s June beach vacation, a cousin about two years Nate’s senior had introduced his younger relative to the joys of preparing scrambled eggs.
Culinary confidence in action (Photo: Walter Skupien)
A male at home in the kitchen is not unusual in our family. Nate is following in the footsteps of his dad Walt; Baboo, his dad’s dad; and his uncle, our younger son Jeremy.
Nate earns spot among our family's male cooking enthusiasts. (Photo: Walter Skupien)