Monday, February 08, 2010

Cooking Day

Noah stirring our dinner: Macaroni-Basil Soup

Lily and Joe assembled Piggy Bricks. The name made them even more fun to eat.

Keely and I made whole wheat bread.

Row and Grandma made raspberry sauce to go on our ice cream.

Now that my Mom and Dad are here (permanently, on a trial basis....long story), Mom has been hanging out here and helping and we are all loving it. When we were thinking through the best ways that she could be involved in our homeschool--something she strongly wanted to do--we thought it would be refreshing to have 'Fun Fridays': leaving off the regular bookwork and schedule of the rest of the week, and focusing on art appreciation, cooking, crafts, music, field get the idea.

Last Friday we planned a day of cooking. I chose several kid-friendly recipes (though I think next time I'll let the kids do the choosing) and gathered the ingredients, and we had one or two children assist with each one. It was lots of fun! And, isn't it funny how children will eat things that they'd normally turn their noses up at if
they made it themselves?

I know most people probably don't have a Mom as willing and available (and now close!) as mine, but wouldn't this be a fun thing to do occasionally with another homeschool mom or older woman friend? Wish I'd started it years ago.


Anne said...

That does sound fun! :) I'll have to keep that in mind when mine are a little older, although Tyler does love to help me make cookies. I need to work on patience though, because letting him help me stresses me out more than I should be when I'm baking. :)

Liz said...

Ok, I've gotta hear the story of the permanent, on a trial basis move! Looks like everyone had fun!!

Dana said...

That looks like so much fun. What a blessing to have your mom there! I like your Friday activity day idea.