Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Purim!

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I am a firm believer that kids are the types of eaters you make them to be.  My rules may be strict (in fact, they are some of the more strict rules I have besides "don't drink chemicals" and "don't put your finger in the socket"...) but not once have I failed to get kids to eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and proteins.  Unless they have an allergy, I don't avoid it.  More on that later.  But for now, let's talk about where food begins: the kitchen.

If you want kids who eat well, get them involved in preparing the food they are going to be consuming.  Let them taste the ingredients (so long as it is safe).  Let them play with it a little, and teach them the proper way to handle food.  Then, when it is done, eat it with them.  

Purim means hamantaschen.  Mmmmm.

Daddy is far better at rolling things out than Mommy, so we let V. learn from the best....

...then let her have a go at it.  Really, the attraction was picking all the dough off the pin.

A lesson in baking:  
There is always a wait between putting cookies into the oven and getting them out again, and it is always agonizing.  

But the wait is always worth it.

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