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Monday, January 7, 2008

Olivia: Budding Chef

Olivia's interest in the workings of the kitchen has not waned, and grandma got her a kid's cookbook for Christmas: Batter Up Kids: delicious desserts !

The best part is the chef's hat.
The worst part is the "help" we get from her brother.
His hands are positively twitching. It's all I can do not to nail them to the counter.

The other worst part about this cookbook is that it's all about sugar. Thanks, mom!

Olivia pages through the recipes like they're stories, exclaiming over the necessary ingredients like they're characters in a plot. Yesterday evening I willingly helped her choose some potential candidates and made a shopping list of what we don't have on hand. But I drew the line at reading the book to her like it was a bedtime story.

Being the daddy's girl that she is, she made a big talk about saving some for him, but since he's currently TDY until Friday, I suspect that won't be happening. Especially considering we basically had cookies for our lunch today. Methinks I'll be making another trip to the store very soon.


Mary Alice said...

I LOVE that last's KILLLING him. So funny. And I am sure she feels Little Miss All THat with her importance. Cookies for lunch? Ummmmmyum.

Jerilyn said...

That's just how Sean-Peter was here - I gave him his own dough. Sorry about the sugar. I looked through lots of books and unfortunately every other kids's book I saw was just as bad, although not necessarily with sugar. But look how much fun they're having!

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, the chef's hat!! My daughter would adore that!!

Esme said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, and especially for what you said in that comment -- I really appreciated it! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog but, in the meantime, I just had to tell you that your tiny chef and her assistant are just adorable!

Tam said...

Thanks for dropping by on my blog and I do love Amy Tan books and got one for Christmas that I will be Reading soon Saving Fish From Drowning. I read all the time even when a child is on my hip. lol I love Red Tent...on of my favorite books. I have been in a real reading mood and have posted on how many books I have gotten over the last few months..33 to be the exact number. I have now read 4 of my 33. lol I can not beleive I had 33 books I have not read yet. I have stopped myself from buying anymore until I have read all these! lol lol So if you are ever looking for something to read I will mail you something! We do not have space for all the books I have! We can just pass them around!!

the dragonfly said...

Love the hat!

Looks like she's having lots of fun. :)

JP said...

Olivia, you look SO cute in that little chef's hat! Too bad I missed all the fun, but I will be home early - Thursday evening! Maybe we can make some more cookies on the weekend, since I think somehow we'll be out by the time I get home.