Another week, another Cooking with Lucy!
This week Lucy wanted to bake up some “Cowgirl Biscuits!” I got quite excited as I’d never heard of this recipe, but as it turns out, it’s just Bisquick and milk. Don’t get me wrong — they were perfectly wonderful and a delight to eat when slathered in butter and strawberry jam. But I guess the “cowgirl” part of the recipe just means that they were baked by a girl in a cowgirl costume, not that it’s an actual recipe from the horse and covered wagon days.
All jokes aside, Lucy loves baking and at this age, I find it more important that she learns basic techniques than use fancy ingredients or follow a lot of steps. At only four years old, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and frustrated, so my philosophy is to keep it simple enough that she can enjoy herself and not mess up the end result, which can be discouraging. The FEELING associated with the act of cooking or baking is incredibly important at this age, and I want her memories to be fond and fulfilling enough that she will continue to spend time creating things in the kitchen.
I hope you enjoy her biscuit making as much as I do! (and surprise! Our new puppy Britney makes an appearance at the end)
Enjoy and have a happy Wednesday!