I keep telling myself I’ll start baking at least once a week with my two year old Ellie. I want her to start fostering an interest in culinary things while young…I know it can bring so much pleasure! The girl loves to offer her assistance with any cooking or baking I am doing…her favorite jobs are putting toppings on pizza and rolling out dough for biscuits. I hear a screeching of a chair on the kitchen floor and before I know it, there is a little being beside me!
Monday, we began our first baking venture off on a no frills note. I simply bought a good brownie mix because i wanted Ellie to be able to do most of the work herself with my direction. I didn’t want it to be a stressful activity with too many ingredients to work with, mess to make, etc. I wanted to just have fun with my little girl and make her feel she could do it.
Ellie was scared to crack the egg herself but everything else, she was game for! Wearing a little apron one of our neighbors gave us (they were going to throw it away but knew we might have use for it!), she had a great first baking experience! Her favorite part? Licking the wooden spoon of course!:)
I can’t wait to have more such experiences in the coming weeks and months! Next time, we’ll do some “real” baking…no brownie mix. But I think it was good to start of nice and simple!