Ah, summer time.
Sure, there is nothing like playing and doing whatever you want to do. That is if you are not in 4H.
My kids are having fun and playing with friends. But they also have to get ready for the County Fair at the beginning of August. Or sooner if you took on a cooking project which my daughter did. So on July 5th she has to present three cookies she made herself from a recipe in the Cooking 101 manual.
So the family is going
to be forced to sample the cookies she makes. By herself with no help from me.
I am there in the kitchen giving helpful hints as we go through each step.
Be quick with the non-stick spray and do not over load the pan with that stuff.
Turn on the mixer on after the beaters are firmly on the bottom of the bowl.
Keep the dog out of the kitchen at all costs during this cooking adventure.
It is ok to sample a few chocolate chips.
After sifting flour and mixing it with the baking soda and baking powder, we move on to the next step.
Cream together some other ingredients.
The book says to put them on wire racks. I prefer using newspaper but I guess this way is better. By the time the second pan came out, we were able to sample the first batch. This was when I taught the fine art of picking the ugliest cookies for sampling.