Won ton wrappers
½ lb ground beef/chicken/pork
1 lb chicken breast or chicken filet
2 heads of baby bok choi
¼ lb shrimp
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1 tsp chicken seasoning
I love making won ton soup. Of course children love to help. In this case I love having my son and daughter help me out. It’s fun, entertains them and helps me get the food on the table with their help. I believe that children need to be involved in the work it takes to deliver anything for them whether its food, clothing, cleanliness.
I usually make ground beef won tons and work on them while I have the chicken boiling in water with a small spoonful of chicken seasoning. The first time my son and I did these at age 2 I set them up on the kitchen table, dressed him up as a chef and had him just put the little balls in the middle. Then I showed him how to wet the corners and close the won ton. Sometimes he just balls them up but no harm there since it will hold in the soup. I season the ground beef with salt and pepper, just a tsp. Sometimes I cut the shrimp in pieces and season and put some sliced scallions in won ton wrappers too.
I have him rinse the bok choi. I used regular bok choi but I find that baby bok choi is more tender and easier for him to handle as well. I cut this in pieces or guide him to cut it. I pour in the bok choi and shrimp once the chicken is close to done, about 10 minutes since both cook pretty fast. I cook the won tons in a smaller pot since I found that they stick when I cook them with the chicken. They take about 10-15 minutes once you see the won ton turn nice and soft and have a white consistency as opposed to doughy yellow, about the same as cooking pasta. I then drain the water and when I pour the chicken soup into bowls and add in the won tons. The kids love the won tons. My son likes pointing out the ones he thinks he made. Enjoy!!