Friday, January 08, 2010


Olivia is developing a love of cooking!

She would drool over the easy bake oven when we passed one in a store, so I had given Grandma and Grandpa this as a Christmas idea for her. I knew she was getting one a while before the holidays and she talked of it constantly, wondering if she would get one, would she have Christmas money she could spend on one, etc. Inside I bit my lip to keep from smiling. Needless to say she was ECSTATIC to receive one!

She wasn't able to use it while we were there; we just ran out of time, so she finally made her first item this past Sunday... a yellow cake with chocolate frosting...

I think I added a few gray hairs during the process, but she really did do well, just a lot to learn that I hadn't really thought about beforehand.

She's getting excited to cook and help in the kitchen outside of the easy bake also. Yesterday in my class at school we talked about New Years. We shopped at WalMart in the morning for the ingredients to make Chinese New Year cookies, watched the Charlie Brown New Years movie, wrote resolutions, made the cookies, talked about toasting the year, had a toast with sparkling grape juice, and ate our cookie creations.

The ingredients had enough left for one more recipe, so I took them home and made them with Braeden and Olivia last night. Braeden helped with the ingredients, and Olivia scooped them onto the cupcake liners.

Don't they look yummy!?

The boys... not so crazy about them!

Here's Liam trying to give me a smile, they are a little messy and hard to eat. :)

Here's Braeden faking you out... smiling for the camera but didn't like the cookies! :)

Olivia and I know what's up... they are GREAT!

Want to make some??? Take one cup chocolate chips and one cup of butterscotch chips. Place them in a large mixing bowl. Microwave two minutes. Take the bowl out and add in one and a half cups chow mein noodles and one cup peanuts. Mix well. You can then scoop onto wax paper or as we did, into cupcake liners, and freeze for 15 minutes. Enjoy!


Holly said...

Haven't had those in forver!!
I'm giving up sugar for awhile...trying to see if it will help with some health issues!!
Who says the Easy Bake is actually EASY, huh? :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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