Friday, May 13, 2011

Baking With Your Kids

While I've never had a "picky eater" Miss Cheeky Monkey sure does have her days... mention the word cookie and she won't eat anything else until she gets it.. I learned the hard way to try to always be two steps ahead with my words.. doesn't always work of course, but one hot tip.. don't mention even a slight possibility of dessert until after the kids eat. You'll avoid a tray full of chewed up noodles in anticipation of that cookie coming their way!

Original post: Wednesday October 13, 2010

Monkey has been helping in the kitchen making treats.. two weekends ago, she helped mommy make cupcakes. Even with the high stool, she isn't tall enough to reach comfortably but that didn't stop her from mixing the batter.

A few days later she made cookies with her friends. One of the MOMS Club moms is brave enough to host cookie making parties.. the kids roll out the dough, use cookie cutters on paper.. then we write their name on the paper and place on a cookie sheet.. each kid gets their cookies back after they cool from the oven and they get to decorate.. she had so much fun! It was great to bring them home to daddy and share for dessert that night. It's fun to see how proud she gets when sharing with her daddy.

Value in cooking with your kids.. they have a hand in it and are more likely to participate in the eating.. especially if they're cookies!!!

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