Tonight Number 4 and I made roasted brussels sprouts and mini meatloaves.
Here’s what Number 4 helped me with:
She drizzled olive oil on the brussels sprouts,
sprinkled salt and pepper on them,
and mixed them up.
They came out great.
Next, she helped with the meatloaf.
I showed her the 1 cup measuring cup.
She measured out 2 cups of ketchup.
I showed her how to read the measurements on measuring spoons. She learned what a tablespoon and a teaspoon are.
She measured out 2 tablespoons of mustard.
She mixed everything up, and separated out one cup of the ketchup/mustard mixture for later.
We ran out of cooking spray.
I showed her how to grease muffin tins the old school way.
I mixed up the meatloaf myself.
Then Number 4 employed the help of her sous chef, Number 5.
They used an ice cream scooper to scoop out the meatloaf into the muffin tins.
They did a surprisingly good job.
Even a 4-year-old can do that.
Then Number 4 took that sauce she had separated out, and she spread it on top of the mini meatloaves.
They turned out great too.
The kids love these.
We’ve also started a cookbook.
I had an old binder that I gave to Number 4.
Last week I showed her how to make a cover on the computer.
She learned how to change the font, change the color, and change the text size.
She also learned how to center the text.
Then I gave her a couple magazines, and she cut out some pictures of food to add onto her cover.
Each time we make something,
I print out a picture, and she writes down the recipe.
I had some plastic sleeves, and we put them in those to keep them protected.
She may publish a book before I do 😉
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