Number 7 is the youngest of seven and as a result, she is used to having people around.
She loves to be around people.
It doesn’t really matter who it is. She isn’t a huge fan of being alone.
Yesterday I was trying to prep some stuff in the kitchen and I kind of wanted to be in there alone so I could just get stuff done, but Number 7 was relentless, so I told her she could be in the kitchen with me but she would have to make bagels.
Number 7 knows her way around the kitchen.
It’s one of the best things that came out of homeschooling her. She is completely independent, and if she found herself in a Home Alone situation, she’d be totally fine.
I printed out Skinnytaste’s Easy Bagel recipe, and she got right to work.
She cleaned off the counter and got all the ingredients out. She measured and mixed everything herself.
She loves to bake and cook so this wasn’t exactly a chore for her.
She had a great time. The messier the recipe the better.
This one is a little messy but really easy to follow and only five ingredients: flour, Greek yogurt, egg white, baking powder and salt.
She separated the egg whites completely independently, and she knows how to knead some dough.
Once the dough was worked through she separated it into four balls and then poked a hole in the middle and kind of stretched them apart.
She brushed them on both sides with egg whites.
Then she sprinkled some everything seasoning on them.
She put them in the oven.
And she kept track of the time and took them out when they were done.
They came out AWESOME.
We learned that you have to stretch them out way more than you might think.
We also learned that they are delicious.
Number 5 liked them so much (and they were so easy to make) that she made another double batch today while I was sitting here at my computer writing this blog post.
It’s nice to have an apprentice in the kitchen, and it’s really nice to eat homemade bagels!
This is the beginning of a beautiful partnership. 😋