I have been reading the blog Foodie Tots. It’s a good read and it has inspired me to cook with Simon more. Simon really enjoys “helping” (read: making a mess) with all things kitchen related. Truthfully Myles is much better about incorporating him. I get in the mind set of “I just need to get it done!” So this week I set aside some time to bake with him, no stress to get it perfect or time constraints I just wanted to let him experience it and have a good time. Since it’s October and we are into all things pumpkin related I deiced to make pumpkin cookies. (We are going to try and eat as much pumpkin as we can stand this month – more post about this to follow shortly).So here is the story of our pumpkin cookie adventure told through photographs.
“you’re the one who thinks this is a good idea mom.”
smelling the ingredients (nutmeg) – it’s important to experience your food with all your senses.
Measure out the flour. (I quickly learned that I can’t step away to take a photo as Simon will just shovel as much flour out of the container as fast as he can.
adding the other dry ingredients – I think this was the highlight for Simon he liked dumping out the contents of the “poon” (spoon).
Sifting the dry ingredients
being annoyed with mom because she has taken over sifting the dry ingredients because they were being thrown all over the counter and floor.
adding the pumpkin puree.
Simon is afraid of the mixer – well the sound the mixer makes, so at this point he left the kitchen and I dropped the cookie dough on to baking sheets.
The hard part, waiting for the cookies to be done. This was the first time that I have thought to show Simon the window in the oven. He was fascinated!
having some dinner while waiting for the cookies too cool. Whole wheat pasta with fresh pesto – maybe he is a foodie?
Here they are iced and ready to eat…
and the verdict is…
Thanks for reading! That was actually fairly painless, I am going to try and include Simon more in the cooking. After all at some point I want to hand over that task to him and let him be in charge of making dinner!”
until next time!
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