Wednesday, March 6, 2013
One of our cooking projects with Mo was waffles. While I pre-measured the ingredients and lined everything up on the counter, Robb rounded up our little chef.
First, we all washed our hands and donned our aprons. I think the donning of aprons is Mo's favorite part of cooking. Robb wore a Valentine apron made by Great Aunt Sissy, Mo wore a green checked apron that was made for me as a child by Barbara Streaker (my namesake), and I wore a white and pink apron made by Theresa.
Sukey could feel the excitement buzzing in the kitchen and came to see what was going on.
Up on the step stool, Mo's first task was to mix the dry ingredients together in the big bowl. At first she was tentative, but then she gained confidence and enthusiasm.
Robb tried to deflect everything that was flying out of the bowl. But you know what they say: you can't make a dozen waffles without spilling a cup of flour...
Mo was really concentrating.
Then we added the wet ingredients. Robb assisted with the mixing.
The batter looked good. So just when Mo's attention was fading, Robb got her cleaned up, and I took over cooking the waffles.
Fast forward a bit, and we have a bag of Mo-made waffles ready for the freezer.
And the next morning I warmed them up in the toaster, and Mo enjoyed a breakfast that she made herself!