Monday, October 28, 2013

She can cook! Sorta.

I worry about this girl.

I don't think I did a good job training K Belle in certain life skills, like how to really clean a toilet or the difference between baking soda and baking powder or the latest ... what to put in the dishwasher to clean the dishes ... NOT dishwashing liquid. There was an incident this weekend involving lots of suds, a watery floor,  and 4-5 extra cycles run to get these suds out.

She's 16, people. Six. Teen.

Seriously. I think she may be in trouble when she leaves this house in a couple of years.

So, I'm on a mad dash to teach her everything I know about cooking, cleaning, and basic living facts.

So far this weekend I have given her details on how to sweep in corners, scrub all around a toilet, what to put in a dishwasher to clean the dishes and where to put it, and how to clean sinks and counters. In addition, I walked her through the process of making homemade apple crisp. 

Despite her non-understanding of the baking soda/baking powder issue, she also lacks measuring skills, which also had to be addressed. 

In the end, her apple crisp was outstanding!

You should totally bake it tonight!

Apple Crisp

10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup water

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture. 
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

We ate it with yummy vanilla ice cream that we HAD to have so much so we drove to the store in our pajamas. Don't worry. I made K Belle get out and get it. Duh.

1 Comment:

Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe said...

lol. She sounds like me, except she sounds like me when I was 22 and not just 16.

The apple crisp sounds amazing!