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Monday, August 14, 2006

Making Banana Bread

Yesterday Kayla helped Joe make some banana bread. She likes to "help" us in the kitchen - especially if it involves any type of stirring! Then we sing a song from our "Milk and Cookies" book from Kindermusik, "Stir and stir and stir some more!" She loves it!

So I pulled the chair up to the counter and Kayla climbed right up. Joe had just peeled a banana and put it in the bowl. Well I guess Kayla thought it was for her because she immediately grabbed the banana out of the bowl, sat back down in the chair, and took a bite! The bite was followed by "mmmm nana"

I broke off the end for her and put the rest of the banana back. By that time Joe had the 2nd banana peeled and placed in the bowl so she grabbed that one and did the same thing. Guess she was really wanting to eat a banana. So I broke off another piece for her and then showed her she was going to mash the bananas and egg together. That made her forget she actually wanted to eat the bananas!

Love her look of concentration here


Who knew mashing bananas could be so much fun?



and yes she did enjoy a nice slice of banana bread later!

24 comments:

PastorMac's Ann said...

What a sweet helper with a darling smile!

chelle said...

That is so awesome!!! I look forward to baking with Becca!!! mmm Banana Bread!

Trisha said...

That girl must really love her bananas! What a cutie!

Princess Morgan said...

Oh, it was worth the wait. How absolutely sweet! And what a lot it says about Joe...he is baking! Sounds like Kayla has a wonderful Dad-Dee too!!!!

Shelley said...

What a lovely picture - I love cooking with the twins - it is a great family activity and the sweet rewards are very popular. Bananas here have more than doubled in price since Cyclone Larry decimated the crops in QLD so although the twins love to make banana bread too it is not a treat that they have had for a while - lucky carrots are still cheap! I bet Kayla enjoyed the fruits of her labours.

Tracey said...

Yum! The boys love to help make banana bread. I've found that if I have extra bananas that are going soft, I can freeze them until I'm ready to bake with them. Just take them out, peel them, and pop into the batter. They defrost into mush pretty quickly.

Sara said...

Oh I love it! I love Banana bread too :)

Sara said...

What recipe do you use for it ? I am trying to find a good EASY one ;)

Sara

Anonymous said...

Memories!!! I love the story of her getting the banana and eating it thinking her daddy peeled it just for her!!! Loved the pics and that is great that she is cooking with her daddy!!! :) Oh Michelle , I miss her and can not wait to see her!!! I know Kelly wants to see her niece too... but, when? Kelly is so busy and etc.... Love to you all... Love Mom

Anonymous said...

She is such a cute little helper! You can tell how much fun she had with helping! My kids always love to help me bake too! It's a fun way to spend with your kids.I love the pictures of here!

O Mama Mia said...

SWEET! She's so intent! And banana mashing is the perfect thing for those hands, no? Sophia is the same way about bananas, she'd eat them allllll day if we let her.

Nisa said...

Adorable pictures! She looks so sweet. My kids like helping me use the electric mixer. Nate enjoys taking it out of the bowl while it's still turned on and letting cake mix fly every where. Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. love you.

Beck said...

I think yesterday was a baking sort of day - and what an adorable helped you have!

Jessica said...

How cute! I love the look of concentration on her face! Banana bread DOES sound good! Yummy!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Awwww. Joe bakes? Cool!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Such a big girl and what a helper.
Bet the house smelled so good while it was baking!

HUGS!

Overwhelmed! said...

Oh, how cute. This reminds me of a picture of Snuggle Bug helping me to make a pie that I should post. He's wearing an apron and everything. :)

Debra said...

She looks like she is a wonderful little helper. Thanks so much for sharing.

Hugs from Debra and Hope

PEA said...

She can come and help me bake whenever she wants:-) What a darling little helper!! I love banana bread and in fact, just bought a whole bunch to freeze for future baking. Sometimes I put nuts in it and other times chocolate chips:-)

Stephanie said...

Oh How sweet! Love the pictures!

Ha what a cutie, stealing daddy's banana's just for her own enjoyment! How cute!

I am sure she had a lot of fun baking!

I can't wait until I have kids and can take them in the kitchen to help. I bake ALL THE TIME!

Michelle said...

Pea - they actually did add chocolate chips to this batter! :)

Sara - I will email you the recipe I have; and also send you info about adding the links!

Princess Morgan and Much More - yep he does occassioanly bake :) Actually he makes a nice breakfast every Sun morning!

Shelley - do you make carrot cake with the twins? I like carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.

Tracey - I need to remember to freeze the bananas when they start to go soft; I keep forgetting to do that!

Mom - I know you miss your granddaughter!! We're still trying to figure out about Sep!

Mama Mia - yep banana mashing is great for little hands!

Nisa - I can just picture Nate letting the cake batter fly all over the kitchen and laughing his head off about it!

OW - I'd love to see the pic of Snuggle Bug helping in the kitchen w/his apron on - I bet it's so adorable!

Thanks to everyone for the comments- she is a great little helper! Loves to help sweeping, vaccuming, dusting, doing the laundry, cleaning up...I can only hope she's still like this as a teenager! (Yeah right!)

K.T. says peace said...

Oh I love the second picture gorgeous!Kendall helps in the kitchen with us also.I believe there are some pics on my site of it.Gotta love the cooking pics!!!!

Christina said...

She is so pretty, way to go withj the kitchen help, I can't wait to get some assistance fr Vincent :-)

Shelley said...

I can't bake without my helpers - they love it so much I'd feel mean! Kit is very partial to the cream cheese frosting!