"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Friday, 25 January 2008

Whats cooking....

After breakfast we decided to have a day at home and Milly went off to play.I considered the options for the day and thought about cooking something,I have not suggested cooking as an option for a while as I usually got no for an answer,anyway I decided to ask and got a very enthusiastic yes please!!!
We looked up a Victoria sponge recipe and then realised we only had one egg, this would normally be a time when Milly would get disappointed and would lose interest quickly.

However to prove me wrong again she got out her fairy cook book and found a recipe we had made once before that didn't have an egg in (great memory) although we then choose other biscuits that needed one egg.

She then got fully involved weighing


double checking quantity's

And rolling(even stayed calm when the mixture stuck to the rolling pin)

As we had been mixing etc we had been chatting away and when it came to cleaning I expected the usual gettaway but once again she did not follow the usual path... she said she would clean the top and I washed up and this then turned into a game she loves to play...

Little slave girl....I have to be the wicked master (the harsher the better) and she has to do as I say(there's a novelty!!!)

Oh woe is me...

The end product. Well I know some are quite well cooked but they are yummy.

Here's my little slave girl doing some Bindeez

We covered a multitude of educational aspects during this time but the biggest lesson for me was to keep making the suggestions, they may be met with "no thanks" time after time but when the moment is right it will happen.It is so easy to go by the past and expect the same path to be followed, but it isn't always the case.


piscesgrrl said...

I love the pictures of her up on the counter. I think that's the best position to cook in, too - if only my less flexible body would cooperate these days! I've always been a counter-sitter. :)

I admire your commitment to freedom!

Lynn said...

I love that she wants to sit on counters, it makes the whole cooking experience for her to be able to do that.
Didn't we all want to sit on tables/counters? I wasn't allowed to ,never could see why not......