March 23, 2006

Cheesecake and Children

Seems that we are doing a lot of baking lately. One of things I use to do when I was stressed. No wonder I gain weight! But I have started doing it again. Now with the help of two little boys. Tater wanted to bake Dad something. I had all the ingredients for a cheesecake. It started out with both of them helping.

Here they are crushing the graham crackers for me:

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Tater wanted to help with the eggs. How could I refuse? I didn't have many eggshell parts to pick out - really!

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And then there is the hand mixer. Ahhhhhh. How much of a mess did I want to clean up? Why not let him learn now? The hard part was convincing him to keep it down on the bottom of the bowl. He did quite well.

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Did I mention he wanted it red? Oh yes, we added red food coloring to it. Seems like it must have been pretty good. Dad ate 2 pieces.

Posted by vw bug at March 23, 2006 06:10 AM | TrackBack

Now I've heard of many flavors of cheesecake -- raspberry, chocolate, strawberry, key lime, etc. -- but never children-flavored.

Ogre likey.

Posted by: Ogre at March 23, 2006 07:31 AM

Red cheesecake? Just means he put a lot of love into it!

Posted by: oddybobo at March 23, 2006 09:58 AM

VW - Truth be told, some of my favorite childhood memories are of helping my mom bake stuff. I envy your boys :-)

Posted by: Harvey at March 23, 2006 04:07 PM

I have lots of kid cookbooks I should send your way. Improviser always loved to cook.

Oh, now the memory is flowing. I have blog fodder. Thanks.

Posted by: Sticks at March 23, 2006 05:25 PM