We have had the girls friends visiting from Germany this week and have been on the go daily. While Moira was out last week her brothers and sisters worked to finish her birthday surprises for her "friends" birthday dinner.
Kieran really wanted to mix up the cotton candy cupcakes Alannah had planned. While she was at work he got his supplies together and gave it a whirl. A little ways into the process he thought something was off. He reread and realized he had forgotten the eggs. That was soon fixed up and he had them all ready to frost when the girls got home.
The little girls got to work seasoning the new cutting boards. You know all these jobs are easier done yourself but this is about the process. The end goal isn't a finished job, but busy hands and minds learning something they didn't know and understanding they make valuable contributions even when they are small.
I have been challenging myself to use up all the new veggies the landlord has brought us. The other night I tackled a new recipe for the fresh sprouts sauteed with bacon. It was really good and super filling. A little went a long way. The new Country Living (British) magazine featured parsnips so that's the next culinary adventure.