As we've been working our way through Baking Bread with Children
, we've been reading a story, poem or singing a song every few days. The other day we stumbled across the song Shortnin' Bread
, which I have vivid memories of singing and playing on the piano as a child, and happily, my own kids love it too. After learning the song, Elizabeth wanted to know if she could make some shortnin' bread, but I'm not exactly sure what that is so we're pretending that they mean Shortbread. :) Since today was Elizabeth's last day of school, and only a half-day, she headed for the kitchen in the late afternoon and decided it was time to make "shortnin' bread". This
is the recipe she used, and although it's decidedly not health food, the shortbread cookies she made were absolutely delicious.
Finn was thrilled with the "I Love You" sign cookie that Elizabeth made for him.
He even tried to match it up with his own hand. (melt a mama's heart!)
It's amazing the ways kids' imaginations will take off when you give them the tools. I'm so happy to see my 9 year old getting excited about spending an afternoon in the kitchen baking a food she heard about in a song from the early 1900s.
Also today...drumroll please...
So true! Kids' imaginations really do take off when we provide them the opportunities and tools!ReplyDelete
What a great lesson for her! I'm off to check out the new blog!ReplyDelete
yay! & I LOVE shortbread!!ReplyDelete
PS-- It's TMS. I don't feel comfortable broadcasting the name everywhere, but I think you can figure it out! In Clemmons.ReplyDelete
I can't believe you are starting another blog!! It looks GREAT and I wanted to wish you luck with it!!ReplyDelete
Oh and that "I love you" cookie is priceless. :)
We love that book! It is awesome. We love baking here too - the boys love making something with their own hands, it makes them feel so proud and happy to do it themselves. :)ReplyDelete