|The food processor is very, very loud, apparently.|
Slim came up with the idea of making blackberry muffins, and while we'd intended to make some using ones from our yard, we ended up using those for other things. Luckily we got blackberries in our last Farmhouse Delivery, so we were back in muffin-making business. Somewhere shortly after being awesome eaters as toddlers, both of my kids turned insanely picky. Slim is just starting to show signs of breaking out of his 5-year-fast, and I wanted to encourage his sudden interest.
|amazing display of sibling cooperation|
We used a recipe for Blueberry Muffins from Brave the Kitchen and just subbed blackberries for the blueberries. Baking is great to do with young kids because there are no sharp knives to worry about and the measuring, pouring, and mixing is really fun... as is licking the bowl.
|magical purple-turning dough!|
And there's the whole philosophy of involving kids in cooking to trigger their interest in eating good food. I've had minimal success with that tactic (and with most others), but I keep trying it. The approach I try to adhere to most is to just provide a healthy array of choices, model good-eating habits, stick with familiar foods and introduce new ones gradually... and then letting them choose whether or not to eat it. Like I said, my success rate is iffy, but I forge on anyways figuring it is a long-term issue that will pay off eventually.
|We filled the muffin liners less to make kid-sized muffins but then didn't have as much of the topping for each... oops!|
|Ours weren't as pretty as Brave the Kitchen's but they tasted great.|
Both kids totally got into it, and we all had so much fun... that alone was worth it. So did it work? Did they eat the muffins? Well...
|about two nibbles each|
See for yourself. Oh well, more muffins for me!