Baking and cooking are some of my favourite things to do, especially with my son. I’ve always found it to be relaxing, kind of like meditation, and I, of course, love the tasty end result! My son has been showing a keen interest in watching all that we do in the kitchen. He often pulls up his stool, grabs his plastic knives and cutlery and acts as our sous-chef. His auntie even bought him an apron with matching gloves so that he looks the part. He insists on wearing them whenever we bake or cook.
Like most toddlers, he loves anything sweet. If he had things his way he would eat chocolate (or what he calls “choco” treats ) on a daily basis. Unfortunately for him, he only gets choco treats on the weekends, unless he is with his grandparents and in which case they can feed him whatever they like since that is their right as grandparents ;). Some of our favourite things to make together are chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, pancakes and pizza (which you will soon learn is my absolute favourite food EVER).
I have less than two months of maternity leave left so I will be making even more of an effort to cook and bake with him while I have the “time.” Like most moms, I don’t have all the time in the world to bake/cook but I really try hard to make our meals and baked goods from scratch. and with nutrient dense foods.
Recently, we’ve made a few yummy treats: oatmeal and chocolate chip muffins with cinnamon, whole wheat/oatmeal pancakes with cinnamon and gluten free M&M cookies.
What are your favourite things to cook/bake alone or with your kids?