Oscar loves to help. With anything, really. He really likes to help cook though. This makes both of us quite happy as I have always loved cooking, and Greg has become quite the cook himself. It is a skill we want both of our kiddos to be comfortable doing and enjoy.
I planned for yesterday to be a bit of a baking day. The weather was begging for open windows and lots of baking during nap time. I knew I wanted to make some gluten free cookies for a coworker’s birthday (don’t worry, this girl will always love her gluten, but the coworker can’t have it). We had to stop at the store for a few things after preschool. When I put chocolate chips in the cart, Oscar said, “Mom, when we get home, can we eat these? I don’t want to put them in anything though.” When we got home and I put our groceries away, the muffin wrappers fell out of the cabinet. Oscar asks, ” You gonna make me ’nuffins’ Mommy?” How can you say no to that? I’ll tell you, you can’t. Plus, after making such healthy cookies, I was really wanting something tasty and not necessarily healthy.
This boy has always loved muffins, insert flashback. I like that I can make them somewhat healthy sometimes and he has no idea, especially if I make mini muffins. I think it is because they’re too cute to be healthy. He absolutely loved making (and eating) these, thanks to some zucchini from a friend’s garden.
And who knows. Maybe one of them will be on Junior MasterChef someday. Yes, its really a show. Yes, I love Gordon Ramsay. Yes, I plan to watch it.