We had a snowstorm today. It was supposed to be gigantic. It still left a foot of snow + a half-foot from yesterday but still it wasn’t the 2+ feet of snowing-all-day event that the meteorologists were predicting. We needed a project for today…playdo animals- check! New track set-up on the train table- check! Large floor puzzle of trucks- done! Farm animals sleeping in the farm & house & Silo- check check check! Now what…
As previously stated in my miso soup post, Miles & I have been watching Ratatoille almost on constant repeat. This is an exaggeration, but it feels that way because all he wants to do it cook or eat. There is no complaining here, trust me.
My mom gave us the movie a few months ago month and I laughed it off, as I often do when my mom suggestions something (sorry mom!). Why would he want to watch this? Well, I was wrong. Miles had a connection to this movie the first time I hit play. Cooking. His mom is always in the kitchen and now so it Linguine & Remi. I have been amazed at the transformation; he has gone from an adventurous eater to a inquisitive cook. “Scallop” “Soup” “Whisking”- he screams at the screen. He cooks along with Remi (the culinary genius rat) at his plastic, bought for 3 dollars no-thrills kitchen purchased last fall. Now He is asking to cook with me. So now a days I pull up a small step stool and let him “cook” alongside me.
Until today. I decided to make a go as making sugar cookies. Miles’ favorite book right now is “Milk & Cookies” a song turned into a book from his Kindermusik class. We read it at EVERY meal. It follows the steps of making sugar cookies. Today was the day to sing along with our own cookie making experience. It went VERY well. He wanted to help for about 5 minutes then he was done. Miles would go off and play on his train table and once I started a new “step” like rolling out the dough he was game to help. I used a just recently posted recipe from allergy-free cooking guru, Cybele Pascal where she writes a regular column for Marth Stewart’s Whole Living. If you didn’t know this quick tip; Martha is VERY allergy friendly. She has “allergy friendly” keys in the back of her Everyday Foods magazine, and frequently has allergy-friendly recipes in Whole Living too.
It worked just fine, except that I have made sugar cookies only once in my life and rolled them out too thin. Can anyone say burnt? His grandparents are coming over right now to enjoy a cup of rice milk & a cookie! Lucky boy indeed.