Learning to Cook
In my last post http://ortsofsorts.com/2014/11/22/a-pair-of-pear-desserts/ I shared about some cooking with Daughter Number Three. One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents was learning to cook.
From my earliest memories I was in the kitchen with my parents cooking and baking.
I have tried to share my love of cooking and baking with my children. My first born is the only person I’ve ever known to catch Velveeta on fire in a microwave. As she has improved over the years at least we don’t have to worry about her burning down buildings anymore. My second born has always been good in the kitchen. In Junior High she liked to bake. That fell off over time with busy high school and college life. Daughter Number Three has always been more of an outdoorsy and building blocks kind of a girl. The youngest has always enjoyed cooking and baking, but at 9 isn’t quite capable of taking over on her own.
Imagine my excitement the other day when I asked Daughter Number Three if she wanted to make some protein bars for breakfast or snacks and she jumped right up and got started! I used a recipe from skinnyms.com. http://skinnyms.com/peanut-butter-and-honey-oat-bars/
She did such an incredible job! The recipe was followed to a T, and she only needed guidance and direction from me, like a coach from the sidelines. That’s what learning to cook is all about.
These bars were so good they were all gone within 24 hours of coming out of the oven. This is one recipe that I can say needs no changes or improvements and that my family will be adding to the recipe box and passing along! It really was that good.
Just don’t tell the girls that these are ‘healthy’!