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Smashing Station

The sun is setting on the work week. Dinner is being prepared.

Thin chicken cutlets were purchased for tonight’s dinner, BUT Nature’s Promise’s definition of thin chicken cutlets isn’t the same as ours. The thin chicken cutlets we purchased are on the thick side. They need to be thinned out. Thankfully, I purchased a mallet (of sorts) a few years ago, so I didn’t have to take out a rolling pin like I have done in the past.

“I want to smash the chicken,” Ari said.

“I don’t want my counter smashed,” I replied.

“I want to work at the smashing station!” he replied, referring to the area set up for the flattening.

Seeing that he’s a six-year-old boy who likes to cook, it’s only natural that he’d want to flatten the chicken cutlets, right?

After a brief tutorial, Ari got the hang of it. Thankfully, the mallet only made contact with the cutlet on the cutting board, not our countertops.

Dinner will be a little later than usual. Not only was there a chicken smashing pounding tutorial, but there have been conversations about safe chicken handling procedures.

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