But I do like to cook and bake. Kinley and Brooke came to visit the week before Thanksgiving. Kinley didn't have school all week, so it was Grandma-time day care at The County Line.
And it gave me a chance to share time in the kitchen with two curious bakers.
It's certainly not the girls' first exposure to the kitchen. Jill is a wonderful cook and baker, and from the time the girls were little, "helping" in the kitchen has been part of their lives. When Kinley and Brooke come to Grandma's house, they always want to help make the meals.
But this gave us a chance to work together on holiday traditions - yeast rolls and pies. (More on pies in the next blog post.)
I certainly wasn't baking bread at age 4 or 6. True confessions: I was a white-ribbon yeast bread baker as a Pratt County 4-Her back in the day. That's what happens when you only make bread before the county fair.
|Jill & Holly's yeast bread adventures started with pretzels. Click HERE for the pretzel recipe they used.|
But when Jill was in 4-H, she and her friend, Holly, got interested in yeast breads. And I learned right along with them.
I neglected to get photos of the girls kneading the dough. However, Jill says that Kinley had some tips to share about "how Grandma does it" when they were making pizza dough after their bread-baking adventures. (Sorry, Jill!)
Look at those faces!
This past weekend, I completed the process again to make rolls for the Moore family Christmas Eve gathering. I made five recipes, using part for crescent rolls. I also made cinnamon rolls for the freezer as a gift for my parents' Christmas, and I used a portion of the dough for hamburger and cheese-stuffed sandwich pockets.
I was ready to be done. I could have used those two extra helpers, don't you think?