In my house, I’m the cook.  I asked to cook.  Before we had kids, my wife and I used to share the cooking responsibilities.  When we had kids I was given the choice to come home from work and watch the kids or cook.  I chose to cook.

I really enjoy cooking, mostly because I enjoy eating and compliments.  And the more I cook, the more I am reminded of children’s ministry.  Cooking is an apt metaphor for kidmin.

•    It takes all five senses
•    It requires adventure and a little creativity, subtle changes, and constant input and feedback
•    You can get burned (like I did tonight) and be surprised about it
•    It could easily fall into the Mike Rowe “Dirty Job” category because it’s messy
•    When you get it right, it is pretty dang tasty