Sunday, March 1, 2009

Cooking with the girls

Today I had promised the little one she could make something by herself out of a cookbook she bought at the book fair... Before we started that though, I was reading some blogs and on Mish Mash I saw this recipe that I love and never think (or need) to make, so I called the Katie into the kitchen and made her make them.

She doesn't show a lot of interest in cooking and I really am trying to get her interested enough to at least learn how to follow a recipe. Of course, I almost lost hope when she asked what 'cocoa' was and 'where is the tablespoon line' while looking at a measuring cup. How? How could I have a child who doesn't know what a tablespoon is ????

No Bake Cookies

2 Cup Sugar

1 stick margarine

1/2 cup milk

3 tbsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups quick cooking oats

Melt margarine in sauce pan, add sugar, milk and cocoa. Bring to a boil and boil 2 min. Add peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Stir and drop by spoonful on to wax paper. Sit till cool.

After the cookies Kellie took over in the kitchen. She has planned Baked Ziti, salad and Flan for dinner tonight.
The Baked Ziti is a 30 min. Rachel Ray meal from her kids cookbook. It was easy and really took only about 30 minutes. I think she could have done every bit of it alone if at one point there was not three different things cooking. When one thing was boiling she couldn't watch the two other things so I offered just a little bit of help there. It all looks good. I'm excited about dinner and more excited that she is loving to cook.
Guess who was waiting on something to be dropped....

This weekend I've also worked on some pictures I wanted to alter for my office...


Lynette said...

Dinner looks good and easy!! When Meghan (my girl) comes home, she does most of the cooking too! She'll be home for Spring Break this weekend for a whole week - can't wait!!

Lynette said...

PS - love the toilet seat story - to funny!!

Debbie @ said...

Hey thanks for your visit to my blog. I love that you have your girls cooking! That is wonderful. My daughter made dinner last night and I loved it...we need to do this more often! hahaha.
What a great idea with you pictures too. I like that alot.
Have a blessed day!

Priscila said...

I think one of the best memories I have when I was little was cooking! Your girls are super cute and non bake cookies...I have to try