Thursday, April 5, 2007

Snow Day / Cooking Day

Today we had a snow day!! Yes, snowstorm in April!! So Isabelle and I decided to do some cooking.
I love cooking with my kids!! I have always included them, even when they were only little, I still made sure they mixed or tasted or played with dough. Some of my fondest memories are of cooking with my mother and I hope my girls will have memories like that to cherish.

Tonight Isabelle decided on Chicken in a bbq sauce for supper with asparagus, corn and potatoes and Rocky road brownies for dessert. Yum yum!!
She also wanted to take photos to journal our adventure....After a while I felt like a superstar, with the flashes and the posing...
So here are Isabelle's pics of our day. (with the recipe we made up of the BBQ sauce).

Isabelle's BBQ chicken:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic crushed
2 onions - diced finely
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 maple syrup
2 tsp vinegar
14 oz can of diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper

1 whole chicken - about 3 to 5 lbs

Saute garlic and onions in large pot. Add remaining ingredients to pot bring to boil. Turn off heat, and puree (blender or hand held blender). Let cool.
Place chicken in roaster, pour sauce over chicken. Cook covered 1 1/2 hours. Remove cover and cook for another 1/2 hour basting often.

It makes a ton of sauce and it would be good to baste on ribs or steaks on the BBQ!

Lily wanted to cook with us... in her words "I make".."I make"
So here she is "making" a mixture of goldfish pretzels and Gerber Veggie Puffs. She has her measuring cup, cutting board and bowl.
Then, like mommy, tipped her cutting board into her bowl to dump her ingredients, however, hers didn't quite make it into the bowl! The dog was very happy Lily was cooking!


Our Little Miracles said...

Okay, thats it... I am coming to your house for supper EVERY night!! LOL!

Looks so yummy!

Krista said...

Your invited ANYTIME!!!!