The thing Ben missed the most last year in the food line was chapatis. Chapatis are like a flour tortilla. His sister gave him one lesson on how to make them, so that was what he wanted to start with. However, he had only done it once, and was a bit uncertain if it would be edible. Also, one cannot just eat a chapatti, so we agreed that he could fry some ground beef and add taco mix to it. He started with the meat and had that done before he started the chapatis. In the midst of that, he needed to let the dough sit for half an hour. During that he started working on washing the salad and then had to heat up the can of refried beans. He had to keep stirring the beans and cook the chapatis, then as he got close to the end of the chapati dough, had to reheat the meat.
The chapatis were delicious and seemed pretty normal to me. Ben was pretty exhausted at the end of the process, and commented on how hard it was to keep up with everything. Multi-tasking is obviously not his strength. He mentioned that when I cooked, I just whipped things together in about 15 minutes, and it was ready. Of course, my cooking isn’t really that quick. However, we did notice that it takes a lot less time to eat the food than it does to prepare it or clean up from it.
Let’s hope he gets better at this as the weeks go by.