A couple weeks ago Jacob lit a fire under Chloe by telling her she didn't know how to cook! (typical brother thing to do, right?) Well, that is all it took for Chloe to take on the challenge to prove him wrong!
So, I told her she could bake banana bread all by herself with no help from me! I was in the kitchen "just in case" but she did everything on her own! She measured, mashed, folded, prepped the pan and tossed it in the oven, ALL BY HERSELF! And guess what? Chloe's banana bread turned out better than any I have made, and I have made many a banana bread! It was light, moist and oh so yummy!
Then---Miss Abby spied Chloe in the kitchen and caught the baking bug, and decided to bake her OWN cupcakes (of course)! And again, there I was, hanging out in the kitchen, but no need for help from me, she had it ALL handled, ALL by herself! And let me tell you----those vanilla cupcakes with pink butter cream frosting were quite delicious! Decadent, really!
So---is this a sign that my girls are growing up? (insert sigh) They are growing more independent by the day! Can a Mom be more proud? I hope they always have a love for baking----so far so good! I remember baking in the kitchen with my mom and baking all on my own. I have to thank you Mom, for giving me those special memories so I can share the same things with my girls.
I still look forward to baking with my Mom in the kitchen. Every year at Christmas time, my mom comes to visit, and the four of us bake my Nana's gingersnap cookies! Yum, can't wait!
To me, there is nothing like whipping up a batch of cookies, quick bread, or cake! Although, I'm not sure if I will be making the banana bread anymore, I think Chloe has a new job!
And Abby, you know me, I'm always up for a cupcake!
BRAVO girls! Looking forward to the next treats!