Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cooking with the Kids

This past Saturday night, I had babysitting duty for my best friend's daughters. Jordan is twelve and Maya is eight. Earlier in the day I got a call from Jordan from her cell phone asking if we could make something in the kitchen, when they came over. She is very much into cooking, and hostess duties. She loves reading recipes and trying new things. In fact, I knew when I saw her name come up on my phone, what she was calling to ask me. My friend, their mother is not much of a cook by her own admission, which is why she sends them to my house all the time for this sort of thing. LOL

Jordan showcasing her cooking skills !

Since they came over after dinner, I decided that we would make a dessert. I had a busy Saturday & did not want to make anything too complicated but wanted to try something new. I found the perfect recipe over at  THREE FOOD WORDS  my new favorite go to site for goodness ! LOL  We decided to make Croissant Apple Turnovers. We decided to double the recipe so they would have something to eat after church Sunday. The girls loved the recipe ! I did the peeling,coring and dicing of the apples, but they pretty much did the rest with my direction and it was a  breeze. They loved the hand's on aspect of peeling apart the dough and crimping the ends of the turnovers. It was quick, easy and very very tasty.

They were focused ! LOL

We put cinnamon on them before baking them, and then when they came out of the oven, they sprinkled them with powdered sugar. We enjoyed our turnovers with some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and man they were yummy !

The final product
I could tell the girls were really impressed with themselves, especially after they tasted it. The youngest one, Maya who is eight, kept saying,  "Can you send these pictures to my mommy's Facebook ! LOL  Man,  I love cooking, teaching and sharing with kids. It's what my mom did with me, and I enjoy it so much.

Did you cook anything this weekend ?  Have you tried any new recipes lately ?

Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?

Beautifully Complex 


Anonymous said...

I need to check that site out; this is like the 5th reference I've seen to it in the last couple of days. I think K. Rock made something similar. They look delish and it looks like you and the little chefs had fun.

Beautifully Complex said...

Icey throws down in the kitchen. I have experienced her skills first hand, so anything she recommends, I am interested !

Tarsha R said...

BC - You are just the sweetest! Thank you again for checking out my food site! It means A LOT!!!

The girls turnovers look waaaay better than mine did! LOLOL I hope you guys enjoyed them!

Tarsha R

Beautifully Complex said...

You are so welcome ! I love trying to new things & your site rocks ! Keep following your dreams, it looks good on you :)