The first thing we did was wash the potatoes. Everybody wanted a turn with the stool and the water. Very exciting.
Once we had them cooking, the next task was to smash gluten free graham crackers so we could make our pie crust. I put them in a bag and told Alice to jump on them.
Mater had no such concerns. He leaped in with both feet.
After the crust was done, we started in with the apples for the filling. None of them could really get the hang of turning the corer, but the girls both wanted a turn up close to it to watch. Mater got bored of cooking and went to play trains. I think he was pleased to have the playroom to himself for awhile.
Then we sauteed the apples with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. They were thrilled to be able to actually stir real food on the real stove. And nobody got burned, which is especially nice in my opinion. :)
Later on after the potatoes were done, I mixed them and then had beaters of mashed potatoes up for grabs. I offered one to Lady. I'm pretty sure she was expecting frosting. Potatoes throw your wheels off real bad when you want frosting, it turns out.
And then after that nobody else would even try it. They ran from the beaters like I was offering poison.
Silly children. Mashed potatoes are so good!
Last night I made jello salad, there's pumpkin pie in the oven now, and we'll have the rest of the sides done by noon. Excited to see everyone!!