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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Mommy's Little Helper

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Alex spends a lot of time with us in the kitchen. He's already showing signs of being a foodie...heaven forbid you should open the spice cabinet and not let him smell some herbs.

He 'writes' grocery shopping lists, because he hears Matt and I planning meals all the time.

He's eaten so many foods that neither of us had either heard of till we were much older.

And of course, he likes to help.

I thought it time Alex and I made some cookies, but I'm still fairly freaked out at the thought of him getting burnt by the stove or oven. Solution? No-bakes!

A recent addition to my cookbook shelf had a recipe for 3-minute no-bake cookies. I loved no-bakes growing up...wait, who am I kidding? I still love no-bakes. So, that's what we made.

I measured all the ingredients beforehand, and put them into bowls. Alex was more than happy to dump the cocoa, milk, sugar and butter into the pot. I took over for the stirring and boiling, then tagged Alex to pour/dump, depending on who you ask, the oats into the mix.
I stirred everything up, and then we took turns putting spoonfuls of chocolatey goodness on wax paper.

He got a big kick out of it, and did a pretty good job, too...he even managed to snack while working.





Unfortunately, this particular recipe for no-bakes just wasn't as good as I'd expected. Which is actually a good thing...I'm not going to eat any!

(The cast iron skillet in the background is serving as a weight for a double batch of tomago, since we were having sushi later that night.)

7 Thoughts for food:

At 1:09 AM, Blogger Niki said...

That is an extremely cute set of pictures. I can only imagine his girlfriend in 20 years turning to goo when she see's those pictures. I know I have that same melty feeling when I see pictures of my own Alex when we was a little thing, with a wooden spoon bigger than his head. :-)

 
At 7:26 AM, Blogger Cate said...

I have a few good recipes for no-bakes (peanut butter are my favorite) - want 'em?

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Zarah Maria said...

He's so adorable! And he can cook - I have to get that daughter soon...:-)

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Niki and Zarah Maria...

Yes, Alex will undoubtedly be a great cook...Matt's whole family has the culinary gene, and of course my Mom's been in the business for years, and is training to be a chef/pastry chef right now.

As for girlfriends...we're lucky the ladies aren't banging down the door now: we can't go anywhere without him charming every woman, age 6 months to 90, within sight!

And yeah...we all know how sexy a guy who cooks is!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Sweenicks, I'd love them. I've found a few others out there, but haven't gotten around to trying them.

And when I started making these, both Matt and I thought something was missing...he mentioned peanut butter, and I realized that's what's missing!

Of course, I don't need cookies around that might actually tempt me...but it's for Alex, right? Must be a good Mom!

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Alice said...

Very Cool!! :)

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Thanks, Alice.

I never got to do stuff like this with my own mother (not a particularly warm and giving individual), so I'm determined to give Alex all those things I never did.

And making cookies with his mom is one of them!

 

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