22 July 2006

Cooking Up Trouble

Well, the other day, I was out of the house for a while, and upon my return, Charis brought me this...

Yes, it's a box of Bisquick. Ordinarily, I would simply explain to Charis that this wasn't a box of something to eat, but rather it was something to be cooked, but lately, Charis has been wanting to help more and more in the kitchen. I figured, what the heck? I'm game. So I got out a mixing bowl and wooden spoon, and we dug in.

Before long, and with just a tiny bit of help from me, she had a hunk of dough to work with. I showed her how to flour the countertop and the dough to prepare to roll it out. She LOVED sprinkling the flour.

Soon, she was rolling the dough like a pro. We had no need for biscuits, so I was racking my brain trying to figure out what to do with this, until I thought of cinnamon rolls. So we improvised!

Charis helped measure out the sugar after I measured out the butter and cinnamon, and she spread it out on the dough.

Charis continued to dump sugar EVERYWHERE, and then took the water I brought over to seal the edges and dumped it on the rolls, but other than that, the rolling and cutting went fairly smoothly.

Here's the final product! It was...ahem...a little more work having Charis help me, and due to Charis' fascination with measuring cups and spoons and her need to use all of them, it was, well, a LOT more clean-up, but it was fun.

And since I can't very well give Charis so much press without mentioning my little man, here are a couple of tidbits about him:

First of all, he is becoming more and more smily, but I just can't get the camera to capture it quickly enough, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Secondly, I think he's in a growth spurt. He wants to eat every 2.5 hours or so, and he is not (to say the least) sleeping through the night. He'd better turn out to be TALL for all of this...

And lastly, he has started enjoying the Johnny Jump-Up a bit lately. This post apparently won't take any more pictures, though I can't imagine why, so I will post some photos of Judah--in the Jump-Up and otherwise-- in a later post!


Katie said...

I just have to say that those rolls look amazing! She's going to be a baker! WOW. :-)

scott henry VIII said...

Hey you!

Good to hear from ya. Sounds like you are quite well yourself! Where are you guys these days anyway? Still in Kzoo area? Charis looks like a doll.

Scott Hek

April Schweitzer said...

hi, cori--

i'm always checking while alex is nursing, so i never get the chance to leave a lengthy comment -- hard to type like this. i really enjoy reading your blog. keep it up!