Arjun has been preparing meals for the family when the mood strikes. He is using the recipes from “What Shall We Cook Today?” The conditions are that he has to follow the recipes in the book and he cannot use the same recipe again. He has been rating the recipes in the book. Also, he is using only his grandmother’s help to prepare these meals. All the meals have been delicious and it has been a real joy. Here are the photos of meals prepared by him with the help of his grandmother.
We read about the food and life of a factory worker in 1800s. Almost everyday, their supper used to be potato or porridge and bread. To experience this first-hand, Kabir made baked potato, old fashioned oatmeal and toasts for supper. Arjun seemed confused and excited to see oatmeal at supper rather than breakfast. We enjoyed the meal and realized that it will not be exciting to have this same meal everyday for supper. Also, he folded the cloth napkins and set the table for us tonight. Life is never dull with kids!
Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Arjun. You may want to view, Kabir’s birthday cakes too.
This week we read a story from Russia, The Determinded Frog. In this story, the frog lands in a pitcher of cream and he can’t get out as he slips each time he tries to get out. He doesn’t give up and keeps trying and keeps paddling. Because of all the paddling as he tries to get out of the pitcher of cream, the cream turns into butter and finally he is able to jump out.
After we finished reading this story, we bought some heavy cream and try to turn it into butter by shaking it in a glass jar. Kabir (4 years old), Arjun (1 year old) and I took turns. It was so much fun shaking the jar. Arjun was hilarious and he was shaking himself even when there was no jar in his hand (I held the jar with him whenever it was Arjun’s turn to shake). We kept laughing at Arjun and shaking. We succeeded. The cream turned into butter. We added some salt to the butter. Kabir is so happy with this butter that he is been having toast and butter ever since. He drank all the buttermilk too! Every Friday, Kabir makes dinner and so, tonight he has planned baked potato with the butter we made. He is so proud of this butter.
Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Kabir. You may want to view Arjun’s birthday cakes too.
Pirate cupcake and treasure chest cake for Kabir’s 5th Birthday