One of my favorite memories as a child was cooking in the kitchen with my Mom. Whether cookies or crepes, pasta or peanut butter sandwiches, Mom always allowed me to work beside her. Yes, those recipes always ended up far messier than if she had done it herself and I’m sure took three times as long. But she took advantage of every possible teaching moment. I have her to thank for my love of cooking and adventurous palate today.
To my delight, Eliana loves to hang in the kitchen anytime I’m cooking. So following the wonderful example from my Mom, she has become my little kitchen helper. It’s hilarious to see her in my apron. Her favorite things to do are practice whisking in a bowl and help pour ingredients into the mixing bowl. She’s adorable! During breakfast, she gets all giddy to watch us scramble eggs…and of course, eat them. We made sugar cookies on Christmas Day. Eliana did a great job pounding the mess out of her dough and cutting out shapes. I’m so curious to see what type of palate she’ll develop as she grows up. She certainly is the cutest chef in the making.