As much as I want to help keep my kids busy during the summer (for my sanity as well as theirs!) I prefer to encourage them to use their own imaginations and come up with creative solutions to cure the summer doldrums. Baking Chocolate Banana Bread was one of their ideas.
Mary was in charge. I was just there to guide them (and take pictures!)
If they only realized how much math and calculating was involved! It's fascinating to watch their lit-tle brains read directions, grasp concepts, and apply them. And YOU thought they were just baking bread!
The kitchen's a nightmare. Nic's exhausted. But the bread looks like a success!
But...looks can be deceiving. How's it taste Mary? That smile says it all!
Moist and tasty. We added mini chocolate chips for extra decadence.
Seeing and tasting the finished results makes a mommy's heart go pitter-patter. Sure, I could have a list of "to-dos" for the summer, but after a year of schedules and structure, this is the time for them to unwind and decompress. What better way to do this than by baking Chocolate Banana Bread?!