I have a friend who enters into all my craziness. Recently we ran a Chopped: Cupcake Edition for our kids. She brought the cupcakes and frosting, and I supplied the basket and pantry of extra ingredients.
If you’re not familiar with Chopped, my kids’ favorite cooking show, contestants are asked to prepare a dish using a basket of required ingredients and anything else from the pantry they want to add. Usually one of the basket ingredients is some processed food a “real” chef would not use.
This day’s basket ingredients were buttercream frosting, vanilla, limes, and poppy seeds.
My friend and I got to be the judges. It was a blast, even with the mess afterward.
I want to be the mom who says Yes to the mess for the sake of the fun. But I am WAY more likely to do that if I have a friend to laugh about it in the midst!