Thursday, 29 August 2013
Cooking with kids: things to remember
As part of my 99p stores blogger challenge I bought a DK Baking Book. We had some bananas and I had never made a banana loaf before, so I waited for baby man's nap time and got big and middle man to help me cook. It turned out to be a bit of a learning curve. The lessons I learnt are here:
1. Just because you thought that you put butter on the internet shop, doesn't mean that you did.
2. Butter doesn't last forever, and just because you have found some wrapped up in the fridge, doesn't mean it is edible.
3. The flora cuisine that you bought on a special promotion can be used like butter. Even better is that it is like melted butter!
4. Just because you bought half a kilo of raisins a week ago, doesn't mean that you have any left. Just because you hate them doesn't mean the rest of your family do.
5. Maple syrup is a good alternative to honey
So as you have probably guessed, I promised the boys to make a banana loaf, put baby man to bed and then realized we didn't have half the ingredients. We improvised with the ingredients available and it tasted pretty good. To be honest, I was only going to put raisins in it to stop me eating it! And what did the boys think? Well they were just happy that they got to crack an egg an lick a spoon!
I bought the baking book as part of the 99p stores blogger challenge. Other posts for the challenge are: Picasso at work, Why I am not a food blogger and A celebration fit for my princes