Monday, August 6, 2012

Little Ladies in the Kitchen

The kitchen is the most used space in our home.   Our garage, mudroom and outside doors are all in this space.  I spend many hours in this room making meals, cleaning, planning, baking, listening to music, reading and blogging. I at times have actually wished the kitchen was carpeted because I am on my feet so much in this space. We are self procalaimed foodies, wanting our food to look good, taste good and be nutritionally valuable.  I just recently told hubs that if we ever build a house again I want 2 pantries; one for the food and one for the countertop appliances, dishes and decorative seasonal items.  I can dream, right?  Summer has not slowed us down in our baking and cooking endevors.  Here is a look at what the children or shall I say little ladies have been cooking up:

E made this Wizard of Oz inspired cake for her Keeper's club. I was so happy how it turned out, especially the yellow brick road.  We didn't agree on how the road should be iced ( I had to let go) and her idea worked wonderfully.  The road looked like individual pavers.

The little ladies and I made our version of Antipasto Kabobs inspired by our Pinterest Good Eats Board

K skewering cheese.

E rolling and skewering meat.
.E made these cookies for her birthday party.  I again had to let go because we disagreed on the decorating but they turned out cute.  E has a style all her own and it is personal growth for me to allow her to express it.

The cookies are cute but isn't she beautiful?

And finally, we made these pretzels for lunch.  This recipe and several other pretzel recipes are on our Good Eats Board.

My current interest in finding more plant-based/meatless meals.  I started a new No Meat Board last week.  there is not much pinned yet so let me know if you have any great recipe sites that fit this catagory.

What have you been cooking up?

Today is Montessori Monday and I'm linking up!


Jenn Lopez said...

What budding talent E. has with cakes!!! I love your idea about 2 pantries. I may have to steal that one ;)

Anonymous said...

I forgot what cooking was. The kids can make PB&J...does that count? Great job at the Garbarino's!

Denise said...

I didn't want to be anonymous so I tried again.

Deb Chitwood said...

What awesome food preparation skills your kids have! The cake is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page:

Tammy G said...

Thanks ladies, we definitly enjoy tasty food around here.