Pumpkin Pie

I am trying really hard to make sure my kids know how to cook so that when they are on their own, they know what to do.  I remember leaving home and having no clue on how or what to do and I have slowly learned.  So when I cook, I usually have at least 2 kids with me.

Last week we were in the mood for pie but I was not in the mood to cook with all of my kids.  They tend to make a big mess.  So what do I do?  I told Luke (he is only 5 1/2 years old) to make a pie.  I gave him a recipe for pumpkin pie and walked away.  He had to get out all of his own ingredients, measuring cups, etc.

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Luke made the filling with Jenna and Quinn.  Yes, that is right I made a 5 year old make a pie with two 2 year olds as helpers.  What could go wrong.

IMG_8801I didn’t totally walk away but I was busy making the crust and a blueberry/rhubarb pie with Ryan.  Both the berry pie and pumpkin pie were great.  I love the fact that I can just give a recipe to Luke and he can read it and make it on his own now.  He even cleaned up all of the ingredients that he and I used for the two different pies.  I don’t have any pictures of the pies because we ate them before I remembered.  You will just have to take my word for it, they were really good.

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About tochinaandbackagain

I am a stay at home mom to two very active boys and soon we will bring home two Chinese twin girls with cleft lip and palate issues. I spend my day trying to be the best parent and wife I can be with God leading the way.
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One Response to Pumpkin Pie

  1. dalo2013 says:

    Great story…and photos. I love pumpkin pie (all-time favorite pie). One day, I was babysitting my wonderful niece who is Chinese (she was about 6 at the time), and we decided to let her make a pumpkin pie while I photographed. It was a great time, made a Blurb picture book of that and our swimming earlier in the day. But what was hilarious (and a bit sad), is that when the pumpkin pie was ready to be tested (we made a couple small cups for ourselves), she took one taste – looked at me with panicked eyes and said let’s go play “Hello Kitty”… We still laugh about it today, and she loves making pumpkin pies but simply cannot eat it because the taste is too strange for her (and all her family feels the same). Sigh…more pie for me. I always tell my wife, I should have started her on pumpkin pie when she was young then I could have gotten her to my side 🙂
    Thanks for the post and bringing up good memories.

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