It’s Almost Christmas! We need Chocolate!

How many of you have made these with your kids?

Fun aren’t they? White Dipped Pretzels

And of course we never eat them as we make them…

We do occasionally go ahead and dip the broken or wonky pretzels because we know we’ll eat those. I just don’t have any pictures. (not because they go so fast…because they’re not pretty for pictures – yeah, that’s it)

The most important thing is the fun. The kids can make a mess because the whole table is covered with wax paper and everyone enjoys sneaking a pretzel or two.

It’s a good lesson about God too – if you think about it.

Here you have this funny looking pretzel. It’s brown, it’s bumpy and covered in salt. It has little holes all over where air bubbles have popped.

But when you dip it into the chocolate, it transforms into something pretty, new, smooth and soft. God’s love is like that. White Dipped Pretzel Sticks

It’s amazing!

A great opportunity to share the story with your children.

A “teachable moment” as they say.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

And God Bless you and your family this Holiday season!

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Everyday Cooking Ironies 1

Sunny side up They don’t even need me anymore.

Well, not every time anyway…

Recently, my son went into the kitchen and fixed eggs “Sunny Side Up” all on his own.

Where did he learn this you ask, if not from me?

From a science DVD: Moody Science Series “Facts of Faith”.

If you haven’t seen these, they really are a FANTASTIC resource, whether you home-school or not. They teach children about science in a fun and interactive way.

My children watch them over and over and over.

factsoffaith_dvd_lgYou really should consider investing in them for your own children.

They’re wonderful!

And apparently, they can also teach cooking… LOL!

Just to clarify, he didn’t do this without supervision. I’ve told him he has to have permission and supervision to cook anything so he told me what he wanted to do and I went to watch.

The irony here is that I’ve never been very good with Sunny Side Up eggs (or Fried Eggs as some call them) so I was not much help to him. I suppose I can take a little credit because I taught him the basics of cooking eggs but the credit for how good he is with these particular eggs lays entirely with Dr. Moody.

And I’m thrilled. I don’t have to worry about not doing them well, because HE DOES!

The rest of the video was really interesting too. LOL!

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Everyday cooking funnies 2

This isn’t actually a cooking funny so much as it is an irony about kids.

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I don’t know about you but I love caramel apples. I’ll take them in slices slathered in caramel drizzle…

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… or on a stick with nuts.

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But can you guess what my sweet little girl said when I sliced a beautiful Fuji apple this afternoon & drizzled it with caramel?

“I don’t want any.” And she said it with a wrinkled nose too.

What I would like to know is why. I thought kids were supposed to love sweets!

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Oh well. More for me I guess.

YUM!

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God Bless You!

Everyday cooking funnies 1

Boy and I thought I was messy in the kitchen…

Actually my kitchen has never looked quite this bad.

But I have discovered that my 10-year old son is capable of making a stellar mess in the kitchen every single time he cooks.

Any other moms have difficulties with this? Or is it just me?

You read a few weeks ago about how I taught the kids to make eggs. Well, mostly I taught my son. My daughter was there and she watched but she really had no interest in doing much of anything with the information.

My son, on the other hand, has taken great pride in going into the kitchen and making eggs for himself, his sister, etc… In fact, for almost two weeks after he learned, we couldn’t go one meal without him wanting to fix eggs for someone.

SOOO CUTE! Right!

Now if I could only get him to figure out how to make the eggs without leaving egg residue all over the stove, the floor, the counter and the sink… I mean, I love that he wants to do it but it’s not really any less work for me since I have to clean up the mess every time.

It may even be a bit more work.

I shouldn’t complain. At last he wants to do it.

Guess I’ll just have to keep trying till I find something my daughter wants to do IMG_1222

(aside from putting the stone with the cookies on it into the oven of course).

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We’re still here. I promise. Just a few minor setbacks…

 

On second glance, I am not as thrilled with “Baking Through the Bible” as I was at first.

Oh, it looks good on the surface. The pictures are pretty. The stories sound good (I prefer KJV myself but most don’t so it works) and the recipes seem amazing. Until you try to actually do them.

First, most of them are NOT anything a young child would actually eat. I know, I know, I should have looked closer when I read through it and promised you all a walk through the recipes with my kids. But I didn’t and now we’re stuck with a bunch of recipes they won’t touch and 5 cookie recipes that are essentially the same exact cookie. And the kids are not exactly thrilled with this cookie. If it were tastier, they would love it but kids, they’re picky. It’s great that they look pretty but to actually get a kid to eat something, it has to taste good too.

So I could have made you all sit through 20 blog posts where I basically take you through the motions but have no real advice other than the kiddos probably won’t like this recipe, but it’s so much nicer to spare you that in my opinion.

So I will be back next week with a brand new step by step with some basic cooking lessons we’ve been doing with just normal everyday recipes.

…until I find some NEW recipes they will like.

THANK YOU for sticking with me!

 

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