Monday, March 26, 2007

Gel babies of independence

I love it when I can convince AC to hang out and cook with me in the kitchen. These gel babies from Fatfree Vegan were perfect for that. Not only were they a sweet snack, but they also were being made especially for him and he could handle most of the prepping and cooking with little assistance from me. So, along with a special treat, he also got the good feelings that a little independence can bring to a nine-year-old.





































They turned out great and we'll definitely be making them again. I only had eight containers, but easily could have used 10 or 12. We stuck to the traditional fruit cocktail-in-a-can because we'd never made them before, and although I kind of liked the cafeteria style that brought, we'll probably experiment with some different fruits and juices. I've also picked up on AC's, ahem, subtle hints that he doesn't like the name "gel babies;" he's thinking up new names. Any suggestions :)

14 comments:

frekur said...

You two are MY gel babies! :)

Ben Garland said...

Mikaela, I absolutely can't wait to meet you!!! We're going to have so much fun when you come visit!

bakehouse dori said...

Gel babies are cute..... real "manly food" for a nine year old (and 39 also.... I'd eat some).

Emmy said...

That's great you have AC help you cook in the kitchen. The gel babies look yummy. Hope you're having a lovely day :)

Tim Rice said...

Sounds like lots of fun! :)

frekur said...

"Gel. Babieeeeesssss. Uh huh uh huh uh uh. Doo do do."

It's late, I'm tired, and singing a song about you!

Love love love!!!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Great idea and AC seemed to have fun.

-Crystal

springsandwells said...

hoorah!
I love the pics.

Hilarious that he is unsatisfied with the name "gel babies." How about "gella fellas" ? or "the eight noble gels"?

:)

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

This post is a blast! Very cute.

Taylor said...

AC looks like he's rockin' the Gel Babies. I gotta agree about the name, though.

Melody Polakow said...

I LOVE that first pic of him.. what a cutie.. boys are so much fun... and a boy in the kitchen.. priceless!

bazu said...

I always wanted to make those gel babies! I mean, mighty morphin' gel rangers! Just kidding. I don't know what the kids are into these days. Teenage mutant gelly turtles? =)

Mikaela said...

Hee hee, springsandwells and bazu - I *love* the names you cam up with! I will propose them to Avery and let you know what he says :)

Kids in the kitchen rock!

:D

Zandria said...

That is so cool! I love the rockin' in the kitchen look. :)