The Kids Cook Monday – First Day of School

Cooking With Kids August 15, 2011
This morning was a special one.  Joe’s first day of preschool.  He woke up early and helped me make some pancakes.  We used the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix, and added some cinnamon and a splash of vanilla.

Joe cracked the eggs and gave everything a good stir with the whisk.

Leila helped me pour in the milk, and then supervised the pouring of the pancake batter.  

Our gluten-free pancakes were delicious!  Light and fluffy, a perfect way to start a special morning.

When did he become such a little man?

The first day of school was a success.  Joe had a tummy full of pancakes, and a smile on his face. 

He can’t wait to go again tomorrow.

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  • Reply Kristy August 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Looks like it was a great first day! Mrs. Gloss is an amazing teacher… eveyday is going to be fun!

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

      We are so excited for Miss Gloss!

  • Reply The Three Little Piggies and the Big Bad Wolf August 16, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Congratulations on a successful first day, and a successful breakfast! Cute pictures, what a gorgeous pair you have.

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

      Thank you so much for the comment!

  • Reply Robin August 16, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Yay for a happy first day! What a great start to the year.

  • Reply respiratory therapist August 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Your kids are adorable! It's also good you're encouraging them to cook. I find it really enjoyable to have kids around the kitchen. They're such eager little helpers and I noticed they eat heartily too when they've helped cook it.

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

      Thank you! They are always pulling up a chair to help out. I love it (except when I’m in a big hurry!)

  • Reply Kati August 16, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    How absolutely adorable! My oldest starts preschool this year too! I promise… I won't cry! Okay, maybe I will a little :)

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:51 am

      You can do it Kati!! :)

  • Reply Becca @ Our Crazy Boys August 17, 2011 at 12:17 am

    YUM. What do you put on your pancakes? I use peanut butter (Kirkland organic) and bananas, and the boys love peanut butter and maple syrup :)

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:51 am

      Becca, sometimes we put peanut butter and banana on top, sometimes we eat them plain. Just depends on the day!

  • Reply Regan - The Professional Palate August 17, 2011 at 1:09 am

    so sweet! love little guys headed to school šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jaimie August 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Alyssa, can you tell me how long and at what temp you cook your pancakes? Mine (g free) always seem to turn out so thick and dense that I don't care to make them. Thanks!

  • Reply Alysa August 17, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Jaimie, I cooked them on a medium heat griddle for a few minutes on the first side and one minute on the second side!

  • Reply Jen Griffith August 18, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Hi Alysa :)
    Love the new site and how flipping handsome is Joe!! Miss u guys! Hugs to you all!

    • Reply inspiredrd August 19, 2011 at 3:51 am

      Thanks Jen! We miss you guys too!

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