I've created a monster! No, I'm not talking about the food face. I thought it was pretty cute. But I have pushed myself into a corner where Nora seems to only like peanut butter when it's made into a sandwich with Cherrios. Do you know how small Cherrios are? Do you know how messy creamy peanut butter can get if you goof and it oozes through the hole of the Cherrio? And she eats them as fast as I can make them. There must be an easier way! But I can't complain because she really is a good eater.
Well, this isn't necessarily about cooking, but it is vegetarian. This happens to be an idea for a rainy day (ironically, it is raining in Orlando right now) that I want to store for future reference. I will try not to bore you with many like this, but you will learn quickly that I want our new daughter very involved in the kitchen. I want her to see what fun it is.
Recipe for Peanut Butter Playdough
Mix 1 cup natural peanut butter (You know, the kind with the layer of oil on the top that you have to stir before using.) with 3/4-1 cup dry powdered milk. The recipe isn't specific, but I would recommend the creamy variety of PB. Put on wax paper to keep the stickiness confined. I've also heard of using jelly roll pans to protect play areas. To stay within the kitchen theme, allow cookie cutters, spoons, and forks to help shape designs.
Just like when I was little, there are tons of kids who refuse to eat meat because they do not like it. And then, there's the independent fourth-graders who learn something in school and decide they don't want to eat meat any more. The following article is a "Tweet" by Whole Foods Market with a link to Delicious Living Magazine.