Good Evening Friends,
Today was a cooking with Sarah day!! She wanted to help prepare a meal and so she picked the menu. Sarah wanted to make sloppy joes in the crock pot, baked beans and apple crisp.
We needed to go to the grocery store to do some shopping because I hadn’t stocked the house since we got back from vacation. Before we went to the grocery store, we planned out the meals for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Sarah asked if she could also cook a meal next week. I am excited that Sarah is taking an interest in wanting to learn to cook more and spending more time in the kitchen.
After our meal planning and making our shopping list, it is off to the grocery store. I am really trying to allow Sarah to be more involved in the grocery shopping and making sure we get the things that we need. I think she is enjoying the new responsibility. I have to be completely honest though in that it is really hard for me to let go and allow her to follow the list and get what we need because I am always just wanting to get in and out of the grocery store and not spending anymore time than I absolutely have to, but the Lord has been laying on my heart that I need to slow down and be more intentional with Sarah in all areas of her life and this is one area that I can slow down and allow her the responsibility of helping with the grocery shopping. Sarah did a great job of following the list and getting all the things that we needed.
After getting home from the store, putting the groceries away, and having lunch, it was time to get the meat browned for the sloppy joes. I had Sarah read the recipe and put all the ingredients together in the crock pot after the meat was put in. We got the crock pot started and it wasn’t long before we began smelling our yummy sloppy joes.
A little while later, it was time to get started on the apple crisp from her Betty Crocker Cooking Basics Cookbook www.bettycrocker.com . I had Sarah read through the recipe and gather all the ingredients together so that we could get started. We had six apples that needed to be cored and sliced. Again, a moment of honesty here, this is hard for me because I am used to doing things myself and of course Sarah is just learning and so she is not as fast at things as I am. Again, I need to allow her to learn and take her time and not take over!!! Sarah did a good job slicing the apples. I did help her core them because she asked me to. After getting the apples all sliced up, it was time to make the crumb topping. This was a learning experience too because she had to cut in the butter into the topping. She wanted to give up because she didn’t think she was doing it right. I reassured her that she was and that she needed to continue and that she would get it. After putting the topping on, it was time to put it in the oven. Now all we had to do was wait for an hour for it to be done!! Oh my goodness does it smell good as it is baking.
The sloppy joes, baked beans, and french fries are done as well as the apple crisp. It’s time for dinner and it all looks wonderful and smells amazing!!!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.