Thursday, October 23, 2008

pumpkin cookies with my pumpkins

With Ryan at school from first thing in the morning till often after the kids go to bed I'm constantly having to entertain.  One of the things we like to do is cook.  Gwen goes to a Montessori preschool and the Montessori method encourages child participation in the kitchen.  So I cook with the kids now.  They love it, and I like getting them excited about cooking.  The other night we made  these super yummy, healthy whole wheat pumpkin cookies from my new FAVORITE blog.  The only change I made was adding a couple tablespoons of ground flax seed, and I did the butterscotch chips as well.  As chief frugal officer of the home, I'm so stretching the grocery bill by incorporating a lot of our food storage.  It is fun, easy, and way yummy with a lot of her ideas and recipes.  

Gwen and Drake are wearing some of my grandma's old aprons.  They love them!

I used to make dresses for Gwen with some of my old shirts, like the one below

It's been a while, but this morning I decided we weren't going to watch tv today.  So after doing some visiting teaching, going to the park, reading, and cooking I ran out of things to do.  So Gwen and I took a trip to my closet.  This shirt I bought because it was way cute, but after the first wash, it was annoyingly obvious that the fabric was not cut on the grain.  So I stopped wearing it because I didn't like the way it twisted.  So I took in the sleeves, added a couple of tucks and put on a new collar, and voila!  Gwen has a new dress.

Yay, she loves it!


carie said...

Cute dress! I would go crazy if I was in your place with a husband that works so much.

Rushele said...

O.k., again, You're super talented!! I'm jealous of your skills!
That dress is adorable, and I am also jealous that you have enough food storage to use some of it in your yummy cookies!
I really need to start letting Raegan help more in the kitchen. She asks sometimes, but I have about zero patience so I'm usually kinda frazzled by the time dinner prep comes along. I'm horrible!

Bingham family said...

You are so talented... those kinds of shirts just go to DI, what a great use for them. As for your cookies, what is the site you are talking about, or maybe I missed the link. Do tell! I LOVE anything pumpkin!

Desi said...

I can't even believe how talented you are. I just pretend, but you're amazing!!! Thanks for encouraging me so much!

JacksonFamily said...

I let Kinley "cook" all the time. Sometimes she asks to cook by herself and I let her choose ingredients to put in her food. I have a heck of a time cleaning up, but she has loads of fun. I want to learn to sew, so I can make us matching aprons.

Jasmyn said...

you never cease to amaze me!!!

Kat said...

dang cute! I hate you. seriously, you could you be more talented??