I have decided to have my children help me bake and cook this summer to help keep them occupied. I have a rampant paranoid fear of them catching fire from the stove or mangaling a limb in the garbage disposal, so I have been wary up until now.
They need to know how to cook before they leave my house. For one, it will help them when they are living on their own and for two, it’s just a good life skill to have. I LOVE that Jon and I can cook together. True, he isn’t as adventerous as I would like him to be, but still…There is something homey and comforting about preparing a meal with your spouse and family. The chopping, the banter, it’s just…appealing.
I decided I would start with a very basic recipe and show them how to turn it into something fun and creative, albeit a bit “Girly”. I got this idea, all on my own, way back in the 9th grade when I had to do a cooking demonstration in Home Ec. I have used it ever since.
RICE KRISPY KISSES
3 Tbs. Butter
1 Bag Large Marshmallows (Or 4 Cups Mini)
6 cups Rice Krispy Cereal
A cup of cold water, aluminum foil, butter, paper, scissors and a cookie sheet are also needed.
Make the Rice Krispy Treats:
Measure Rice Krispy’s and pour them in a mixing bowl. Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Add marshmallows and stir until a thick, gooey cream forms. Pour over Rice Krispy’s and Incorporate. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Let the treats sit for about 15 minutes.
Yummy Rice Krispy Kisses.
I had SUCH a good time doing this with my boys today. I think it’s just more fun than plain old Rice Krispy Treats and it makes me feel like one of those cool, inventive, “Crafty” mom’s.