"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Summer Scholars Week Five: Cooking
(ps. Do you see my little taste tester lingering in the background?)

This week we are having fun with some very messy cooking adventures. I let each kid pick out a meal and a dessert that they could help prepare for the week. Ben picked out the rice krispie treats pictured above. To make them feel more official, we made our own aprons with black felt. I just cut out a large square and one really long one inch strip for the belt. I laid the strip on the top of the large square and folded the edge of the square over the strip and sewed it on. Then we just ironed on letters to spell out their name. The chef's hats are from Party City and conveniently came in a pack of four. The boys were really into the cooking but Lana was not! She just wanted to eat! :)

During the lesson, Lana decided to sneak off and dump out my new purchase of bra/bathing suit detergent all over my bedroom floor. I found her covered in the white powder and then had to make a call to poison control. I am happy to report the detergent was non toxic. Other than a huge mess and a minor distraction from our cooking lesson, she was perfectly fine.

Also, has anyone ever purchased the rice krispie treat measuring utensils and cook book? I recently saw the cooking set at Bed, Bath & Beyond. The little set was really great for practicing our measuring skills. I just subbed out the naughty marshmallows for the ones from WF and used brown rice cereal. They were so yummy!!

1 comment:

Kara said...

You are so creative with adventures at home...I love it.