Saturday, June 6, 2009

Warning: Do Not Try This At Home

In a burst of ambition, or maybe it was temporary insanity, I decided to show the kids how to make chocolate chip cookies. We all gathered around the island and we baked Food Network style, with a play by play of what was going on.  It wasn't long until the play by play was just playing and flour was everywhere.  They kept getting into the dry ingredients bowl taking out the flour with the spoons I'd given them for when it was their turn to stir. So I thought, I'll just give them each their own little cup of flour and they can play with that and not the actual recipe.  It was hysterical. I told them "do not eat this, just play with it with your hands and spoons." As soon as I said that I turned around to get something and when I turned back everyone had little white beards from taking a big "drink" of the flour.  The laugh I got from that surprise was worth all the mess! Speaking of mess, it's been a few days since the cooking show and I still can't get all that flour cleaned up. This is definitely a project that should always be done at Grandma's house! 

Our Future Patissiers

"Mom, you should totally use this for teeth whitener, look it works!"

Coco Sports A Distinguished Chefstache

"I'll take it from here..."

Even Jaz got in on getting floured!

Almost Done!

Aren't they beautiful, Grandma?


Following Him said...

I just giggled through your post...seriously HILARIOUS and SUCH a learning experiance though!

Misty said...

HOw fun! Hmmm.... I may have to try that. I love making chocolate chip cookies.

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barrett triplets said...

Next time do the project outside! The hose works well for a fast cleanup anytime! We like to buy the ready made tollhouse dough,and the kids love to help spoon it out onto the cookie sheets. Less mess and fast results for impatient kiddos!

ANSLEY said...

Absolutely LOVE it!!! so cute - we miss you dearly!!

Stephanie said...

Kudos to you girl!!!
What a great memory though!!
So cute!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the kids are beautiful (oh and the cookies too!!!) Debbie

Shannon said...

Awww I want one, how sweet is that!

Mandi said...

Up until now I've been a "lurker" (I hate that word, it sounds so evil), but I love reading about your family and the awesome mom that you are! Anyway, I am known amongst my MOPS friends as the "homemade cookie queen," and I have some great tips for you. You CAN cook with toddlers, I promise. I do it all the time with mine, and yes, I only have one (well, two, one toddler and one 2.5 month old), but I also taught preschool, so I've got experience cooking with lots of kids. The tips are too much for the comment section, but if you are interested and have a free minute (which I know doesn't happen often), please email me and I'll email back with lots of cookie baking tips. :) Blessings, Mandi [ mrsstiles (at) gmail ]