Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Little Chefs

Both of my daughters have been very interested in cooking this summer. They have helped me cook dinner and have baked cookies, a banana bread, and a caramel apple cake. These cooking experiences are not just about learning to cook, they also provide the girls with the opportunity to practice reading (the recipes), math (measuring, counting, reading numbers and fractions, etc.), and following multi-step directions.

Junie B., my eight year old, has taken these cooking lessons a step further. She has written her very own recipe. It is called "Popcorn Krispie Treat". Here is the recipe in her own words:

Popcorn Krispie Treats
(A delicious, but hardly nutritious, snack)

Sprinkles or Nuts


1. Pop the popcorn and put it in a big dish.

2. Melt some butter and marshmallows on the stove.

3. Pour the butter and marshmallow mixture and the M&Ms over the popcorn. Stir until sticky.

4. Pour all of this into a rectangle pan.

5. Let it sit for 15 minutes.

6. Then add the icing of your choice. Spread it on nicely

7. Top it with sprinkles or nuts.

8. Cut it into squares and eat!

So creative! Who knows ~ I might be raising the Next Food Network Star!

1 comment:

Melissa Taylor said...

Yum! Cooking with kids is so fun. Great post.