Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Morning Chef

We are reaching new levels of independence in the Beaber home.  Today, we were treated with a home made breakfast. 


Tate has been showing interest in working in the kitchen. 

Of course we want to encourage this. 

So today, he wanted to make breakfast all by himself.

The parents stayed out of the kitchen while he was measuring ingredients and mixing up the batter.  He did have the help of the brotherhood watching over his shoulder.

We heard a couple of random, slightly concerning comments coming from the kitchen, such as:

"Oops, that was a little too much. Oh well, it's o.k. if you have a little too much."

After mixing, he needed some parental intervention.  We had him make the recipe for 1 1/2 batches. So he had to do a little math as he went. When he was done, they were a little thick. Turns out he forgot to add the extra milk. And he may have added too much baking powder. We know he added too much of something.

Our pancakes are not usually this fluffy.

He not only learned about mixing and cooking, but about flipping. In all fairness, his dad poured the batter onto the griddle into huge pancakes.  Bigger pancakes than he ever makes when he's cooking breakfast.  So, there was a flipping error that resulted.

Whoops! Don't worry, it's all good!

Here he is, measuring out his own pancakes. 

Substantially smaller pancakes than his dads.

Here is the finished project!  Mmmm. All in all, a delicious and wholesome breakfast, cooked by my oldest son. Plus, it had the added benefit of being a great learning experience. Everything makes a great learning experience when you are a home schooler. Just this morning he tackled math, physics, and other science concepts. Not to mention reading comprehension and following directions.  

I bet the next time he makes breakfast, they will taste even better!

Now, when is he going to start making supper?

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1 comment:

Mary Kramer said...

Great job Tate, they look delicious!! You remind me of your Uncle Kenny, he liked to cook and bake, still does.