Adventures in Baking

Yesterday we went to a few garage sales, and not only did we score a great deal on a dresser for Baby #2, but I also found a Wilton silicone loaf pan for just 50 cents!  This morning my pregnant brain saw the loaf pan and immediately thought about zucchini bread.  So Trevor and I took a trip to the local produce stand to pick out some zucchini.  For some reason the produce stand is one of Trevor’s favorite places to go to.  The boy is obsessed with eating fruit, so that might be a part of it.  But I swear he’d rather go to the produce stand (or the library!) than Disney World.

He had the best time helping pick out the zucchini and kept shouting “Zucchini!” at the top of his lungs 🙂  When we got home I discovered he loves to eat raw, shredded zucchini just as much as he loves to pick it out.
Check out that awesome pincer grasp!  (Oh, and that cute smile too :))
Trevor had a blast helping make the zucchini bread.  He taste tasted nearly every ingredient.  Baking is a great way to incorporate learning (talking about the different ingredients, their measurements and their physical properties -sticky, dry, wet, etc.- )  It is also a great sensory experience!  Trevor was able to explore lots of different textures, tastes, and smells this morning.
In fact he enjoyed himself so much that even after we were done mixing up the batter for the zucchini bread he wanted to do “more cooking”.  So I filled one of the mixing bowls with flour and let him go to town.  It was a huge mess, but he had the best time so it was totally worth it.  You know cooking with your kid is a success when you have to strip them down to their diaper afterwards because they’re covered head to toe in flour!
Baking is a great way to incorporate therapy, learning and fun together!  Not to mention it’s pretty delicious too 🙂

2 thoughts on “Adventures in Baking

  1. That’s awesome! Pictures look great! I’m looking to incorporate cooking as therapy time as well! Do you have a good zucchini bread recipe? If so, I would love a copy!
    Also, congratulations on the new baby!!!

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