Sunday, February 19, 2006

Baking with Muffin Man

Oy, it's been a long time since I posted. Homework and two exams...Got another one on Wednesday.


Last night Muffin Man helped me make dinner. Today we baked Butterscotch Bars (recipe fromo Weight Watchers). They came out pretty yummy. I think they'd be better if they had chocolate in them, but then what isn't better with chocolate?

Thanks to Genevieve's recommendation, we ordered Pretend Soup - a cookbook for kids. It looks really good and fun, but we haven't made anything from it yet.

Muffin Man had a great time helping me measure and stir. And last night he breaded the cutlets all by himself. First in the milk, then in the breadcrumbs, then on the plate all ready for me to saute with garlic. He only took one bite of the cutlets, but he was very proud to see Mr. Spock and me have seconds.

Breaded veal cutlets with spaghetti was the first meal I made all by myself...I remember being the breader for years before my mom let me loose with the frypan.

The first thing I was ever allowed to help with on the stove was Campbell's Tomato Soup. Either that or My-T-Fine chocolate pudding (not the instant stuff). Probably it was the soup. I'm looking forward to cooking many, many meals with my boy.

10 comments:

Betsy said...

We have both Pretend Soup and Honest Pretzels - but both kids think that the best kids' cookbook is The Magic Spoon Cookbook from Klutz. It comes with a Magic Spoon, is arranged in categories that are easy to see 'cause it's board-book style with graduated tabbed edges, and is easy for kids (even pre-readers) to figure out what's going on.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Such a helpful boy!

ccw said...

What fun for you and MM!

I still have my kid's cookbook, although it is a bit worn. The first meal I can remember preparing and cooking myself is french toast. Once I did it the first time, I used to invite my friends over for breakfast.

Catizhere said...

Maggie LOVES to help bread the chicken cutlets!! One of her favorite things is breaking the eggs in to the bowl. She does a good job, at least the shell pieces are pretty big, so I can pick them out when she's not looking...

I love to cook & bake, so I can already see many happy hours spent mixing/kneading/preparing with my kids.

susan said...

That all sounds fun!

We are big fans of Pretend Soup--Curious Girl loves it because she can "read" the pictographic versions of the essays, so she really feels in charge (the recipes themselves are reasonably tasty, but what makes the book great is the format. And great advice for grownups on how to cook w/kids). And what 3.5 year old cook doesn't like to feel in charge? I'll have to look for the klutz cookbook--Betsy, does it present the recipes in a way non-readers can get?

Yankee T said...

We have Pretend Soup from the kids' younger years, and we have had many wonderful times cooking together. Younger Daughter and I still make cookies together all the time!

Angie said...

We always start with scrambled eggs and toast. Getting to work the toaster is a BIG deal. LOL

Good luck on the test wednesday.

purple_kangaroo said...

That sounds wonderful. All of it. Except maybe exams. :)

Genevieve said...

Oo, could you send me the recipe for the WW butterscotch bars?

So much fun to cook with Muffin Man!

I made pumpkin pasties (a test run for J's Harry Potter party) and J helped cut out the circles of dough. I have to get him more involved with cooking!

halloweenlover said...

Sounds like a great time! That muffin man is too cute!