Monday, February 2, 2009

Cooking -- Always an Adventure!

Miss M and I were on our own a bit this weekend as the Hub was out of town with cboo. They had a great time together and so did Maddy and I. Those of you who know me in real life, know that I not the best cook. Passable I suppose, but really nothing to rave about. Breakfast -- I can make a mean bowl of cereal! But really, I love a poached egg -- I could eat a poached every single day, but that does involve a bit more cooking than pouring the cereal into the bowl and adding milk, so generally grapefruit and cereal win out.

But, I really outdid myself yesterday. I made Erin's pot roast. OH MY GOSH!! It was so delicious! Too bad that cboo ran off to his apt for a Super Bowl Party (though I did make him my famous Mexican dip), but the roast was really, really yummy! Thanks Erin!! Will definitely be making it again!

Sometimes Maddy likes to help in the kitchen. Truth be told, she likes to sit on the counter and watch me or watch the Disne*y channel or Noggi*n and eat chips. Anyway, she has helped on occasion. Here she is helping me whip up some delicious treat. Our favorite thing to make together is cookies. And yes, I do eat the raw cookie dough -- it's delish. Lucky for me, Maddy doesn't like it ... yet!


Jodee Leader said...

Cute cooking pictures! I can't believe Maddy doesn't like the cookie dough....yet. That is the best part!

See you in a few for another fun day at work!

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

LOL - Reading that post sounds like our house. Li Li LOVES her poached eggs! She LOVE Eggs Benedict too and her favorite place in the kitchen is right on the countertop. I can't believe how fast she is growing up - it seems like she is such has just sprouted overnight! I always love to pop over here and see her big smile - priceless :D

Ladybug hugs,

Sandy Toes said...

So cute...what is really funny is that I have that same webkin by my computer..waiting to be added to webkin world!!!!
-sandy toe

Kim said...

I just love Maddy's SMILE! Sounds like you had lots of fun cooking together. Love her little apron!

Have a great week!

Kim said...

What is it abut kids wanting to sit ont he counter :) I love Maddy's apron!

Jennifer said...

I will have to try the recipe! Katie loves to sit on the counter and watch me too.

Love the pictures of Maddy with her little apron on.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a cute little assistant!! I love that apron....adorable!!

Have missed all my bloggy friends....hope you have a great week!!


Jennifer said...

I love Maddy's apron. You need to share your mexican dip recipe :) Sounds yummy!

Ivy said...

Okay, I give this child credit here, I just burnt chicken fingers! Really, so way to go!

Cookie dough is the best, don't understand why, but it is, especially chocolate chip dough:))

Darling photos.


Michelle said...

Mmmmmmm... I need a new pot roast recipe. I'm going to check that out.

And raw cookie dough - nothing beats it!! Except for the stomach ache a few hours later. But, I tend to feel it is so worth it. :)

And may I just say, I have hair envy looking at Maddy's gorgeous locks. What thick, shiny hair!

mommy24treasures said...

oh she looks like she is having fun, Caitlyn STAYS on the counter and wants to help constantly.

paige said...

your maddy is so precious & always full of huge smiles.
i especially love them now that she's minus two teeth!!

Erin said...

I am glad you liked it. And Maddie eating chips on the counter and watching the tele makes me laugh. I wish Libby wouldn't race over every time I pull out a pan and beg me to let her crack an egg! Maddy is so small... Libby is too. Yesterdayn though, when she put on her size 4 chinese outfit and it fit, I realized it is just my reference point. Our family is so tall. Have a great day!

Lucy said...

Oh I wish I could get by with just a bowl of cereal in the morning. I bake and eat entirely too much. :) Maddy is so darn cute. Does her hair always look that shiny and nice, my goodness! Love that apron too!

Sharon said...

I alwasy think moms who let their kids cook are super heros!! I have to be having a very good day heheh

Felicia said...

Miss Maddy is one cute little cookie maker. Love the pics.

Kimi said...

What a doll, she is so precious! My two love cooking with me too!

Maddy has the most gorgeous hair ever!