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Experimenting In The Kitchen

I saw the May challenge-Kitchen Chemistry- from Inspiration Laboratories online about 3 weeks ago.
I thought this was such a great idea!
I did not have any great inspiration until I discovered something myself.
I was preparing dinner: I put the noodles in the pan to boil and started gathering the rest of the ingredients.

I double checked my recipe and.....I was short 2 cups of cheese!

Ugh!

I was going to walk to the grocery store but that would have added 20 minutes to meal time and Jerry and I were Hungry.

I picked up Arby's.

When I finished eating I went in the kitchen to clean up the pans and put away the noodles.  I did turn off the heat but left the noodles in the water.  I poured the noodles into the strainer and I was surprised to see they weren't noodles it was dough.  They hadn't even been sitting for an hour.  I immediately thought of the challenge and put the dough in a container and stuck it in the fridge for later use.

Finally we had time to get out hands dirty. 

I gave each child a small pile of dough. 
It was really sticky! 

Next we added flour talking about how it helps dry the dough which makes it less sticky. 

I grabbed a bunch of spices out of the cupboard and the kids were able to smell each spice before deciding if they wanted to add it to their dough. 

I had no idea what we were going to make I let the kids choose what they were going to do with it. 

We added: 
  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  •  Sugar



Of course there was a taste test before they all decided they wanted to make cupcakes.  We spooned it into the pan and I baked them. 

While playing with the extra dough left one their wax paper Athena created a game 'sticky hands'.  She tried to get the boys to play with her by slapping their sticky hands together and singing a song.  Neither was very interested :/. 

When the cupcakes were done the kids tried them. 
They didn't like them very much.
I think it's because it wasn't crumby or 'fluffy'.  It was moist but not bread like. 

They had a great time experimenting with flavors and seeing the dough change from really sticky to something they could shape. 
Thank you Inspiration Laboratories for the challenge! 






Comments

  1. Love your little experimenters - testing ideas and trying things out! Nice job!

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    1. They love to discover!
      I really enjoyed your post about the 1-2-3 game you play with your son to clean up. I will be trying that out with my kids.

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  2. what an awesome mess! thanks for linking up to #kidsinthekitchen, hope you come back this week with more ideas for kids fun

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    1. I found a ton of great ideas at #kidsinthekitchen! I am looking forward to linking again.

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