Monday, February 6, 2012

Time in the Kitchen

It has been a long time since we had a cooking day. I know two years ago, I made a point to cook like crazy every Wednesday. The girls were right there with me most of the time. We were trying new recipes, learning about new foods, and preparing foods for the days to come. I really enjoyed those days but I just couldn't see how I could take a whole day away from lessons to be able to do that again.

Today, it wasn't that everything was working out perfectly because it certainly wasn't, it was just that I really felt like our time would be better spent in the kitchen.

I looked through my pile of "wanting to make someday"  recipes and picked out five great ones. Pf remember that there was a cookie pin in her keepers book and wanted to know if the cookies we were making would count. We checked out the book and realized that 3 of the recipes would count for keepers pins. Those were the three we ended up doing.

I really took a back seat and let butterfly and Pf make everything. I was there to help, answer questions and prevent a few mishaps but otherwise I let them learn. I did however grind the wheat because no one else enjoys doing it because it is a very loud task.

The two girls worked pretty well together and mixed everything with just a spoon. (my hand mixer broke a few months back and I am still debating what to replace it with)

They made:
Snickerdoodle hazelnut cream cookie sandwiches (this counts for one cookie for the cookie pin)

Blueberry muffins from scratch with fresh blueberries (this counts for the muffin pin)

Peanut butter and raisin granola bars (this counts for the snack pin)

Everything turned out great. They shared the cookies with neighbors and even saved two for daddy, who thought they were awesome and couldn't believe they made them from scratch. The muffins are for breakfast in the morning and the granola bars will be their snack during piano lessons.

I didn't even mind taking care of all the dishes because I enjoyed having baked goods made in my home again. I really hope we can make this a habit again.

2 comments: said...

Great reminder that life learning and fun is just as important as the curriculum! I am inspired. Thanks for sharing. Kristy from a crafty, healthy, frugal, homeschool mom blog. I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime ;)

Lone Butterfly said...

Oh, I can't wait to be able to bake more. I love the SMELLS of the house when there are baking days! (And I bet your home smelled DELICIOUS!)

Great job by the girls!