|Homemade crackers with roasted pepper hummus|
© Kathryn Grace
Now I admit it requires a little patience and some leeway in your expectations of the outcome when you cook with a toddler, but the rewards far outweigh the mishaps. A happy hour later, two grands and a child produced this quart-sized bowl of delicious crackers to go with the homemade hummus already in the fridge. That's one cardboard box and one plastic liner that did not hit our trash bin this week.
We found this easy, tasty, four-ingredient whole wheat version at AllRecipes.com. They're so much better than the pricey crackers we usually buy that we were quickly addicted to them and had to force ourselves to stop munching. We used all organic ingredients, so we knew we were eating healthy, but still.
The best part was cooking with the little one. We measured out the ingredients, then one of us held the bowl while the other handed the measuring cup or spoon to her over the container so any spills fell where they should. She is so careful, though, that she did just fine pouring the goods. I showed her how to stir, and she mixed the flour and salt up well. By the time we added the oil and water, of course, she discovered quickly she wasn't strong enough to stir the dough and was happy enough to watch me finish. She helped pat the dough out, and we took turns rolling till we had a nice flat piece. We all had fun pricking the crackers with forks after scoring the dough for easy breaking into squares later.
"Yum!" she said, rubbing her belly, when the crackers had cooled enough to break apart and we administered the first taste test. "Yum! Yum!"
I can't think of anything more Ordinary than that. What Ordinary experiences have you had this last week?
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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