Blah. It’s raining today, and it’s hot and uncomfortable inside Glo-Worm’s house. What do you do all day when it’s pouring rain and you’re nannying? I’m not a fan of the TV, as I’ve said, so we’ll probably only watch one show. After 20 minutes in which I’ll hold Glo-Worm on my lap while she sucks her thumb, we’re bored again. So now what?
I’m a big fan of crafts when it comes to older kids. We make stuff for Mom and Dad, I look up things on Pinterest to do, and it kills a few hours until the sun comes out or we can move onto the next activity. But when you have a baby to take care of, you can only go so long with playing on the floor or helping her learn to walk. Crafts don’t really work – she’ll just try to shove paint and markers into her mouth, and while she might scribble for a minute, I’ll spend most of it trying to get her to stop eating the colouring implements 😛
Instead, I think it’s fun to plop her in her high chair and make cookies! I give her a few bananas or crackers and let her watch me stir and mix. I also give her a wooden spoon of her very own to bang around and play with!
There’s a peanut butter cookie recipe I use that never, ever fails. It’s easy and simple, and is on the back of most peanut butter jars in North America. A few minutes and you have deliciously sweet cookies. Perfect for kids without allergies!
Direct from Kraft Canada, here’s my favourite recipe!
What You Need
HEAT oven to 325°F.
MIX all ingredients with large spoon until well blended.
ROLL into 24 balls; place, 4 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with fork.
BAKE 20 min. or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake.) Cool 5 min. on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
Makes 24 delicious cookies. Yummy!
What’s your favourite cookie recipe?