Monday, June 23, 2008

Cooking Mama & Me Monday

Well...I have to admit I had REALLY low expectations for our first cooking experience! My plan was to make a version of rice cereal treats. I never have that rice cereal on hand so I do not think I have ever made it the normal way! Around here we call them Shannon's Sweet treats! And I really just use any old cereal on hand that I want to get rid of, often because of expiration date or I just did not care for it. Today, we used Special K Fruit & Yogurt. (yummy, but about to expire!)

So anyway...It went really well! We made the sweet treats and I did okay giving him opportunities to participate (I am a TOTAL control freak!), and he did great following directions. I even got him to write down the recipe when we were done.
I "KNEW" there was no way he would actually do this without a struggle, but friends he did awesome! He even took into account how many tablespoons/cups we used as he drew the pictures! If you look closely you can see 3 rectangular shapes as the 3 T of butter, 4 roundish shapes as the cups of marshmallows, and a giant brown thing as the 6 C of cereal. (I barely measured this and apparently he noticed me just pouring...OOPS!)
What a success! Hopefully, we will continue to have fun with this!


MerrandaVK said...

I just left you a comment but I don't know if it went through or not, anyways... Love this idea of havint THEM write down the recipe as you go along - we will try this next cooking session!

Shannon said...

Thanks Merranda!

I got the idea from amy at

Oh and I did not get any other comment!

MamaGeek said...

Wow, that is an awesome idea and it looks truly divine!

Shannon said...

It was real yummy! And, drum roll please, JOSH even likes it! He is not a big sweets eater! Which is good unless trying to find a birthday cake or holiday treats that he would like! Halloween is a REAL challenge! Could be worse!

Amber said...

I loved your son's recipe art - how cool! I must get my biggest boy to make one too! Thanks for the post :)

Amber said...

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) It's been fun having people starting to visit!!