Saturday, July 21, 2012

What's on the Menu?

Cool weather & time, glorious time led us to an impromptu Cooking Camp at our house this week.
It was nothing fancy, but there was no rushing, and we made it up as we went along -- so it fit easily with anything else we had going on.
The number one (unspoken) rule for me was:
Enjoy our time in the kitchen together.
Cooking Camp wasn't on a checklist; it was just one of life's lovely little bonuses that I had time to notice because we slooooowed down.

"What should we make?"
"Apple pie & peanut butter cookies!"

We added some other dishes, too, as time and supplies on hand allowed.

Linus "smashing to smithereens" the
peaches for peach crisp.
The kitchen is another place we can all
add our own unique flavor to our family life.

Making Banana Coins meant both kids
learning to use a new kitchen tool.

Sela asked to make apple pie and did more of the work
on it than I did.  Even the "star" vents were her vision.
Fruit pies are fantastic family cooking projects. 
Surprisingly simple to make & truly delightful to eat!

Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about
healthy eating.
"What would you like on your salad?"
"Pie."  - Drew Carey

And, our meals were more interesting this week
(considering many of them had fruit in them, why
reserve them for dessert only?)

Banana Coins
Crush graham crackers in a small ziplock.
Add equal part ground flaxseed meal & mix.
Add sliced bananas & shake to coat.
Practice with your tongs to remove : )

Breakfast Popsicles
Stir together 2/3 cup vanilla yogurt & 1/3 cup (thick) orange juice.
Pour into popsicle molds & freeze.


  1. Funny, I was just thinking of blogging about popsicles for breakfast! We did that, too, especially in our pre-air-conditioning days!

    And the pie was delicious--so glad you had cooking camp!

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