Making food from scratch seems like such a simple thing to me. I’m from a generation where grandmothers cooked all day, to put a meal on the table. Soups and stews were started early, and simmered throughout the day, ready for the hungry family in the evening. My mother’s generation was given a bit more help…you started to see them use some prepared foods to make their meals. My mom had a grocery store that she owned and managed. So dinners were usually quick and easy, but always homemade. Times change! More and more, women are working full time. Evenings are filled with school activities, homework and sports. Standing over a kitchen stove all day has given way to crock pots, semi-prepared foods, and dinner out. However, learning your way around the kitchen and making great home made meals is still so important, and easier then one might think, once you learn the basics. All kids should know their way around the kitchen. My adult children are really good cooks, and usually involve their kids in the process! I love to see kids excited about what they eat and helped prepare! Thanks to Mardi of eat.live.travel.write we are participating in another year of Food Revolution Day! It’s also French Friday! So, we’re combining the two to bring kids into the kitchen!
|My little food photographer…taking photos of pies she made|
|My grandsons enjoying FF crepes for breakfast and they helped!|
|Decorating Gingerbread cookies and house…all hands on deck|
I love cooking with my grands! We have explored and made many great things together! Pies, cookies, King-cake, muffins, crepes, ice cream, and an annual Ginger Bread House. However, my grandkids live in Atlanta and Long Island, so cooking with them today was not going to happen.
After giving this topic some thought…I found something that I thought my grandkids would love to learn. At least my older ones! Choux pastry or cream puff dough! Think of the possibilities! They would love the idea of making profiteroles! Just the name would peak their interests.
|FFWD ~ Gougeres|
Happy Food Revolution Day everyone!
The recipe for Choux Pastry and Gougeres is posted here by Dorie Greenspan. It can also be found in her cookbook “Around My French Table”. To see what the other Doristas did for Food Revolution Day check it out here.