Today was not unusual, I often spend an afternoon with my grandsons after school. The difference today – they came home from school extra hungry. One had an early lunch at 11:30 and the young musician missed lunch for band practice.
Cookies and cake were not filling enough today so they decided to make garlic bread for a snack. “Grammy, we’ll show you how we make our favorite garlic bread!” O.K. — I supervised the bread cutting – very impressed – they knew how to hold the bread and knife to slice it properly.
Step #1. Slice bread – well done!
Step #2. 3 ingredients: butter, garlic powder, and paprika.
- Spread the butter — a lot of butter — on the bread, heat in the toaster oven for 30 seconds to soften.
- Sprinkle on garlic powder and then paprika.
- Place in toaster oven on toast for 4 minutes. Done!
They each made their own garlic bread, spreading the butter and sprinkling the garlic powder and paprika for just the ‘right’ amount of each ingredient for their personal taste.
No measuring, just an eye for what they like and their snack was completed in 5 minutes flat.
The boys are not always in the kitchen but they are curious as to how the foods they enjoy are cooked and seasoned. They do like to help with the baking. It’s a good thing since they like to eat the sweet treats, so it’s nice that they understand the process and it helps with their math skills as well.
Another fun afternoon for grammy who learned something new today. I would have added some seasoning and maybe a little cheese for my taste, but all in all this was a great lesson in the kitchen.