Saturday, October 4, 2008

What are we going to make today?!? Take 2

Alright, here we go again! Cameron and I came downstairs this morning and the first thing he said, "What are we going to make today?" I had to think quickly because I hadn't planned on making anything today so we decided to make pancakes for breakfast.

Here's the recipe:
1 1/2 c. Buckwheat pancake mix
1/3 c. milk
1 c. applesauce
1 egg
1 TBSP. applesauce
1/2 c. chocolate chips, opt. (Cameron wanted these added)

Mix everything together until just blended. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cook on one side until bubbles form on the edges, then flip and cook on other side until golden brown. Serve with your favorite toppings! For thinner pancakes, add more milk. For thicker, use less milk.

For blueberry pancakes, add 1/2 c. blueberries.
For cheese, add 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese.
Thanks to my cousin Amy for introducing us to buckwheat pancake mix.

Cameron got to "taste" some of the mini chocolate chips.
We had to make some that looked like Mickey Mouse!

Yesterday, we made yummy, yummy oyster crackers!!
Here's the recipe:

1 pkg. oyster crackers
1 c. oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. dill weed
1 pkg. original ranch-style salad dressing

Mix all ingredients together. Bake 250 degrees for 10 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning.
This recipe came from the Holy Communion cookbook. The kids love these and so do we!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

What are we going to make today?!?

Alright, my little helper has just become my always wanting to help BIG helper! Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining but sometimes a mom needs a rest. Okay, maybe I'll get my rest when I'm old and in a nursing home (maybe).

Cameron did a great job dumping the ingredients in the bowl and using the mixer (with my help, of course). Here we are making cookies (C cookies for school):
1 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 or 2 c. chocolate chips
Nuts (opt.)
Cream together first 7 ingredients. Add remaining ingredients. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet or spread in cake pan for bars. Bake at 350 to 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

*We used mini chocolate chips and only had unsalted butter and they turned out great!!


Cameron wants to make sometimes everyday, sometimes more than once a day. This has worked out okay the last couple of days because we've had to make cupcakes for Open House, C cookies for preschool, oyster crackers for Kaitlyn (Cameron said she would like them so we had to make them for her). In addition to baking, we've made craft projects for preschool. We are talking about insects and found a lot of cool things for school.
We made a Hungry Caterpillar also but I'll post that next time. I'm also going to post our oyster crackers that we make. The kids love them!!

Puzzles, Puzzles and more puzzles

I really want to keep up on posting but don't have much time right now so this will be short on writing but I want to get these pictures up!

We do puzzles all the time!!! We have puzzles all over the family room. Cameron doesn't like it if we put them away until we do all of them. He likes the large floor puzzles and does a really nice job on them. You can tell he is like an only child because the kids are so much older than he is. He wants to play with someone ALL the time. I need to start trying to get him to play by himself little by little. He's not satified with me being in the same room either, he wants me to PLAY with him.

We also need to start working on cleaning up! I've realized that I just automatically start cleaning up without having him help me. We're now trying to train him to help and hopefully eventually we will start getting him to pick up on his own. Hmmm, we'll see how that works out for us.