Tuesday, September 30, 2008

An Idea for Cooking with Children.

Ellie enjoys helping me cook. Especially if I'm making biscuits or pizza dough. When she sees the flour and the bowl on the counter she scoots a chair over and climbs up. I've been trying to let her do more stirring but inevitably we end up with flour all over the counter and on the floor. This frustrates me.

The other day we were making pizza dough together and the idea came to me to sit the bowl in the sink. Why have I not thought of this before?! Why has no one told me this trick to cooking with children? Now when the flour comes flying out clean-up is a simple turning of the faucet; no broom required.


Ellie thinks it's a good idea, too!

6 comments:

Amy said...

Great idea! I never thought about it either! :)

Alicia said...

Definitely a great idea!

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

That is such a good idea. She is so cute, I want to dip her in chocolate and eat her up! I mean that in the nicest, non-cannibalistic (is that even a word?) way. : )

Sarah said...

Funny you should mention it, but I just discovered the same thing today too (but it only works if I keep my sink cleaned out-ha). We were making Kool-aid, and the girls wanted to stir- nothing like those stains on a counter! Great idea to do things like baking mixes too.

ispeakbeanish said...

I'll be doing that! Thanks for the idea!

Flamingo Mama said...

duh! i can't believe i didn't think of that...thanks!

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