Friday, August 13, 2010

Cooking with the Great-one...

My kids love to help in the kitchen and cook with me.  A little while ago I guess Jake was talking to my Grandma about wanting to learn how to make bread sticks. (I don't know how or why that conversation came up, or why he was so specifically interested in bread sticks... but there you go.) My Grandma is a great cook, although she doesn't do a lot of it these days, and she offered to come and give the kids a cooking lesson.  It went great.  The first time around they made both bread sticks and banana bread and they turned out pretty good.  This time Jake decided he wanted to make zucchini bread. (Again, I don't know what prompted the desire to make zucchini bread. I have stopped trying to figure out how his brain works.)  So zucchini bread it is! Grandma-great found a recipe by Paula Dean, and we were ready to start cooking.

They grated the zucchini and zested the orange.

They took turns measuring out all the spices and other ingredients.

They stirred and mixed it all together.

Ready to go into the oven...

Perfection! And I can confirm that they are pretty darn tasty...

Another great cooking lesson with the Great-one!

Thank you Grandma for being willing to share your knowledge and skills with us, it's a lot of fun spending time  and visiting with you too!


Brady said...

Mmmmmmm. Good job Jake and Evie! Jake is going to become another great chef like his Grandpa Madsen! (He can start making Christmas Eve dinner!) What great memories with Great Grandma! Very cool.

Elena Loo said...

zucchini and other ingredients: $5.00
bread pans: $5.99
gas to come over: $1.00
Learning to cook with grandma: priceless!

Seriously - I think it's so cool that you're kids want to do this and that grandma is able to come over and do that. I wish we could be there with you! Miss you all! Love you!

(p.s. - the prices above are not a best guess) ☺

Lawson Family said...

What great memories! So cute!