It’s summer. At our house, among many other things, that means:
- It’s hot.
- Our eating is a little more fluid (particularly as Hubby takes the girls out to lunch more often than he probably should!).
- Bedtime is still a thing…but a 30-minute swing won’t bother me.
On Friday morning, I offered that Hubby could take the girls out for lunch and I’d make a light supper when I got home. Hubby was all about that, and I began to look forward to some tuna salad for dinner.
Mid-afternoon it looked like I was going to get out of work in a timely fashion, and I decided that I’d invite the girls to help me in the kitchen. They were THRILLED with the invitation.
I told them they could help me make tuna salad, AND that we could make a blueberry cobbler for dessert (having just picked our first batch of fresh blueberries the night before!). The girls’ eyes were wide with excitement, especially with blueberry cobbler as their prize.
I didn’t quite intend for the girls’ work to be so extensive, but they did such a great job, I kept finding more and more for them to do!
For supper, they:
- Peeled seven boiled eggs without ripping into the white.
- Cut the eggs into pieces (KNIFE PRACTICE!!!).
- Raked their eggs into the mixing bowls – by that time we’d decided to make tuna salad AND pea salad.
- Got the tuna out of the pantry and tried to use the can opener. (This didn’t go so well!)
- Got the peas out of the freezer, cut open the bag, and put them in a bowl to cook in the microwave.
- Got the pickle relish, mayo, and cheese (for the pea salad) out of the refrigerator.
- Scooped out pickle relish. (And then sampled the pickle relish.)
- Mixed up the salads without squishing the eggs.
- Tore Romaine lettuce (from our garden!!!) into bite-size pieces.
- Pulled the stems from the mushrooms.
- Meticulously placed tomatoes and sliced mushrooms on each salad.
For dessert they:
- Cut the butter and put the pan in the over for the butter to melt. (This was the first time someone set a pan in the oven. It made me nervous, but no arms were burned.)
- Measured the sugar (measuring the flour is still a mommy’s job at our house…don’t want it to be packed!).
- Whisked the dry ingredients without losing any to the counter.
- Cheered for a sprinkle of cinnamon in the batter.
- Meticulously placed the blueberries on top of the batter, being careful not to burn themselves on the hot pan.
|B, making peanut butter cookies with me last weekend. FUN!!!|