On our long drives the routine seems to be leave 4am ish , stop at Macca's for breaky and then drive until someone has to have a nature stop. But we try to coincide the nature stop with the petrol stop. Doesn't always work , but the kids are definetly getting better. Thank goodness we no longer have the nappy change stop. SO anyway on this last trip the boys discovered the joys of Macca's hotcakes.
Well top of the list of things to do for my eldest was to make thick pancakes. I have a huge sweet tooth so of course when he googled a recipe, "gluten free" had to included.
JACKPOT! taste.com provided a yummy buckwheat recipe.
This is them cooking in the pan. Photos of them on the plate? I don't think so. Didn't last long enough for me to the camera! We had them with icecream and maple syrup.
A very easy recipe and perfect for my son who I am trying to impart some basic cooking methods onto.
One of my thought processes whilst away was I want my kids to learn more about cooking. So I asked myself how did I learn to cook? And it wasn't by going to a cooking school. It was from my mum , watching and then having a go. Reading cookbooks. I learnt a lot about ingredients from a wise women from my time as a live-in nanny to her daughter in London. And I learnt and was so inspired by the fabulous cooking of my aunt in Scotland. She can whip up a gourmet feast in a flash.
However I have one obstacle - I don't cook most of the dinners and I never cook meat. I am lucky that Steve will cook most meals but patience in the kitchen isn't one of his virtues(and sometimes cooking with kids does require extra time and patience!) So I'll need to start cooking a bit more. Not just the sweet yummy stuff (but minus the meat) or maybe designate a kids in the kitchen night...?
How did you learn to cook?