Friday, July 18, 2008

A rainy day baking project...

Harrison has been in VBS all this week and today was supposed to be a family picnic over at Splash Island. Because of all of the rain we've been having, it was cancelled. I quickly decided since it was raining that we would have a baking activity to keep all parties interested while the twins were napping. For some reason, I enjoy baking when it's raining outside. To me, they seem to go hand-in-hand. Harrison LOVES to help me in the kitchen and we always have so much fun together. I decided since I had all the ingredients on hand that I would make pistachio biscotti. We are BIG fans of the pistachio in this house...so I was hoping it would turn out. Well, they did and all 4 of us devoured them during our tea-time. Tea-time, you ask? Are we in Britain? No, but I am trying desperately to teach my boys some table manners and I figured after naps/snack time was the best time to try. We all sit at the table and eat our snack together. Dinnertime can be so chaotic, so this has been fun to try out. Plus, it relaxes me a little before the "wild/crazy" time in our house, which is between 5:00 and 6:00 pm, before daddy gets home. I figure if it's good for the Brits, it's good for us...here are some pictures from our little baking/eating extravaganza.







7 comments:

Deep in the Heart said...

The boys are looking so grown up. What a fun idea. I love those activities that help with the afternoon hours - they always seem to be the craziest.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

So cool! I love it, L!!

How did the little boys do with the nuts? I haven't given any to G yet and am anxious to do so. I can't even remember when I introduced them with R.

M.A. said...

Yummy! Last Christmas I made these with dried cranberries and icing...so delicious!!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing that tip.

Stephanie said...

Too sweet! Gosh, this really makes me want to get in the kitch with my 4yo. I have been thinking about it a lot lately and have not done it yet.

Slacker Mama said...

I love the idea of tea time. We're trying to teach manners and it's never easy at dinner time.

Do you always match Jack and Brady's outfits?

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

Yum yum!