Monday, October 24, 2011

National Food Day, Kids Cook Monday

Tearing frozen bread for crumbs.
Today is a special day. It would have been my step-father's 57th birthday. He passed away when I was pregnant with Audrey and broke my heart. I really wanted him to see and hold my baby. It has been a little over four years since he left us and I am trying to find fun ways to celebrate so I don't get sad. I also want to make sure my girls hear about what a great dad he was to me.

On my side of the family there used to be two sets of grandparents.My father and step-mom play a wonderful role in our lives today and we are very grateful they are such good grandparents. I still want Audrey and Maurene to learn about my other parents, both of whom had birthdays this month. 

On to the celebration of birthdays, Food Day, and Kids Cook Monday.

Audrey had her first karate class today so Maurene was my dinner helper. We tried to make beer battered fish like my step-dad used to, but it was not the same. There is no beer in our house so I subbed apple juice; not a good sub. I also had no idea what his recipe was so I just picked one from; it wasn't right.

I have this advice for you. If you love a recipe belonging to an older person, ask for a copy now. My step-dad was a young 52 years old when he died.

Maurene cooking for Kids Cook Monday on National Food Day. We made Beer Battered Fish, Roasted Red Potatoes, and Cheesy Broccoli (wonder where we got that cheese?):

"I can do it myself!"

When she moves the top piece the processor starts and stops.

Spreading oil on potatoes.

Egg for the batter.

Mixing with milk.


We had fun, as usual. If I get a little time I will post the video of Mo playing with the food processor. And I just want to say that this post would have been up before midnight if it were not for Audrey's daddy and

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1 comment:

  1. It is amazing to me that she is so little and that she helps you! She is so precious! I'm sorry for your loss, but at least you have this little one to hug and squeeze. What a blessing!


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