Anytime I have a flour + water combo on the table kneading it into a shape, Elsa sniffs it out and wants to get her fingers doughy. She loves helping make pizza, or biscuits, or anything. Her middle name should be Helper instead of Marie. But who knew she'd be an astonishing helper? That she'd love to be in the kitchen?
Developing her kitchen skills is my main goal this year but I'm at a loss as to what direction to head. Normally I throw caution to the wind and end up letting her tackle much more than she's ready for because I overestimate her manual dexterity.
But, one thing is for sure: I've a ready supply of dough keeping her busy. But we all know that overworked dough doesn't always equal something we want to eat. I keep a bit of "play" dough on hand for her to wiggle her digits through so we have tender bread to sink our incisors into. Otherwise, we'd be throwing our bread to the dogs, and they'd love that.