Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bake me a cake as fast as you can

Nothing makes this four and a half year old happier than to help bake or cook. This morning I finally did something with the old bananas that were sitting on the counter. The recipe that I use makes two nice little loafs of banana bread, one goes on the glass domed cake stand, the other into the freezer for next week (yeah right). Today Kai remembered that he has a little apron with trucks on it (made by his Grandma Franks) that he needs to wear just as he flipped some of the creamed eggs and sugar out to the bowl. He is generally in charge of the wet ingredients, creaming the butter and sugar and mixing in the eggs. I just add the ingredients and he does almost all of the mixing. As the volume of wet ingredients increases I have to keep reminding him to mix slower and slower and to his credit he listens very well.

Kai - Dad when I grow up I want to be a cook.

Me - Okay buddy, that would be a great job. Did you know that your Grandpa Anderson is a cook, he's a big cook, a chef. And he used be the boss of a big kitchen. If you are a chef you could travel to all sorts of different countries and learn to cook their food.

Kai - No way, that's awesome. I could go to China. Dad, when are we going to have Chinese New Year?

Ah, the wandering imagination.

If I don't keep an eye on him he would eat most of the batter.


tyler said...

ah, i remember the first time mikhaila had a disjointed thought. we were just heading out....hope you have fun on the climb...oh, wait...where was i...yes, chinese new year.....very funny.

meg said...

Kai looks so grown up! I love his new hair cut. A man who loves to cook and bake is definitely a keeper.

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet that he wants to be a chef like Grampa...I'm sure it will make your dads day, when he hears what Kai said. You have a good little helper, it's a nice age because most kids are eager to help whenever they can. Enjoy it while it last because once the teenage years hit all that willingness will be gone.

Anyways good luck with your climb and great pic of Kai.


PS...I was wondering if you had Kai's pictures done within the past 6 months? If this is the case, it would be nice to have a updated picture of our nephew.
Anyways...take care..Jules

ewe are here said...

Awwww... what a cute little cook you have there.

My Ramekin helped me make brownies last week... in his own little apron. :-)