Solo baking

Today AJ wanted to bake, but I was busy. So I told her she could, but she’d have to go it alone. So she did. She’s baked with others, but never by herself.

Her brownies turned out fantastic.

(Whisper: Just need to work on her tidying up afterwards! Forgiven as the brownies are yummy.)

14 thoughts on “Solo baking

  • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 4:40 am
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    Looks like she did a great job 🙂

    • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 10:39 am
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      Thanks. She was very pleased with them. I think she has the cooking “bug” now. She made us all pancakes this morning.

  • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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    They do look yummy, hopefully the tidying up will come in time.

    • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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      I hope so, but I am heartily glad she is interested in cooking.

  • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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    Well done AJ.
    And if she turns out to be a great cook I am sure she will always find willing helpers for the clearing up bit!

    • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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      I’m sure you are right.

  • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 9:15 pm
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    Lovely, it is amazing what a child can do, from watching her Mother. cheers Marie

    • Sunday 11 July, 2010 at 11:48 pm
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      She is a determined child, but loses heart if there is a hiccup. Means I need to encourage without letting her overstretch herself. I think this time I got the balance right. She did a brilliant job. Phew!

  • Monday 12 July, 2010 at 6:31 pm
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    Cooking by themselves–it’s sort of a mile stone, isn’t it?

    • Tuesday 13 July, 2010 at 12:25 am
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      It should be, if it isn’t. Being able to feed yourself, even if it is brownies, has got to count.

  • Tuesday 13 July, 2010 at 6:37 pm
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    Don’t you just love those moments. And, YUM, those brownies do look scrumptious. Makes me want to get in my kitchen and bake some for myself.

    • Tuesday 13 July, 2010 at 11:17 pm
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      I love her enthusiasm. She has so many plans that I hope she acheives them all. The brownies were very good!

  • Tuesday 13 July, 2010 at 11:39 pm
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    Hi Cheryl how old is aj? I have an 11 year old step son who is visiting for 7 weeks. He won’t do anything by himself. Nothing! Is this normal? My toddler plays by himself…, step child driving me nuts. Wish he would bake brownies !

    • Wednesday 14 July, 2010 at 12:04 am
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      AJ is eight in a few weeks time. They all like doing things for themselves. At the weekends they organise their own breakfasts, so I get a lie in. The one area they are not so keen on doing is tidying up, but I will break them eventually!

      I guess we are all different. I’m a great believer in letting my lot get bored. As yet, this has not resulted in a tidy room (I’m not really obsessed), but they do have great fun making up their own games. It gives me valuable time to do my own thing and preserve my sanity. They grow and change so quickly, you might find this holiday easier. Failing that, you could always try leaving out the recipe book.

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