It seems another month has passed. While our kitchen has been pretty quiet lately due to my recent surgery (curious and need a laugh, check this out), we have still had a busy month. Thanks as always go to Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting such a fun round up of posts.
This month in my kitchen the boys have been showing more curiosity and desire to learn. It began early in the month the boys waking up early and getting ready to prepare breakfast in bed for Mommy and Daddy. They made this adorable list (they are rather obsessed with notebooks right now)!
We came down before they got too far in their preparations. They had the coffee grinder FULL of beans, only in the bottom, not the top where they belong! We helped them and fixed breakfast together. After this they requested some cooking lessons.
While they usually watch and help in the kitchen I wanted their first lesson to be something super easy. We opted for a family recipe for chocolate pie. It is beyond easy (after I made the homemade crust of course) and clearly chocolate pie was something the boys were excited to eat! They all took turns whisking and pouring and were pleased with their work. We will have to work on getting that recipe on the blog soon, when I have time to actually photograph without boys devouring everything!
We also had a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration. Sean and I made some chocolate conversation heart cookies. It was another fun way to use my cookie stamps! Sean also enjoyed being chief licker and taste tester while his brothers were at school!!
Valentine’s Day began with a tasty brunch. Up until my surgery we were having brunch every weekend, it is my favorite meal and now the boys too. We had fruit, frittata, brioche and bubbly drinks. The kids had their cocktails which they love, Sean kept pulling out the orange peel garnish and making quite the mess!
Also in my kitchen are our seedlings. They reside on the kitchen table and are coming along. The first tray was planted several weeks ago and the second just this past week. We have a little bit of everything going, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, tomatillos, broccoli, napa cabbage and so much more. We also have lots more that go directly into the garden. It shouldn’t be long now, we usually plant in mid March to late March. We are very much looking forward to our summer garden!!
Finally, we have the pride and joy of my kitchen. My sourdough starter arrived just the other day! I am so excited to start baking with it. As per Celia’s request I named my new offspring of Priscilla. I wanted to go with a Southern name since we are in the South after all. I also decided to go with a movie theme and chose the name Scarlett from Gone with the Wind.
This is her after her first two feeding, this morning and early afternoon. Hopefully she’ll come to life soon!
Once again thanks to Celia for rounding up all the In My Kitchen posts. Swing by Fig Jam and Lime Cordial to find the links to all the other blogs participating. Check out what is happening in kitchens across the globe!