....in preparation for planting the vegetable garden!
Under the watchful eye of a neighbor, the garden space is being turned! Do you see the grayish spot in the middle? That's where The Husband was burning brush earlier today. Leaves from another neighbor are in the black bags. They will be good to enrich the soil.
Can planting be far behind? You never know! Rain is expected very soon and will be with us through the rest of the week.
If any of you have had children, I think I would be safe to say that you had them helping you in the kitchen. We recently enjoyed episodes of MasterChef Junior and were amazed at the knowledge possessed by all the children who were contestants. I have no idea how they had their start in the kitchen, but this is a book that gave us some good ideas here.
With a copyright date of 1975, it is now 40 years old!
The Table of Contents gives a good idea of the kinds of things to expect.
I really like these pages:
If I followed the above illustrations, I'm sure I would have more storage room in my kitchen!:-)
These are healthy suggestions for snacking, though I'm not sure the Tomato Mush in the front of the tray would have been very popular with our own children. Fruit and cheese were always a good choice, and the energy pickups were good - without the coconut.:-)
Of course, there are several cute approaches to food.
Quite a tasty "Friendly Dog Salad!"
Try the next one for the Fourth of July.
The scoop of cottage cheese in the center adds protein to the plate!