We had a super time doing our FIAR book this week. It was ~
What a fun book this was! The little ones had a blast making the ingredients to go along with this book. First we made butter.
This proved to be a long undertaking. First you shake the cream, then roll the the cream container across the room, then shake, then roll, shake, roll, shake, roll! Okay, after about 45 minutes of this, we had something that looked like whip cream. But no sign of whey and butter. Because the kids and their Mom were impatient, we cheated and used the mixer, which made the cream separate quickly into whey and butter. Then we washed the whey off the butter under very cold water. The kids thought that was so much fun.
The butter was so good on homemade biscuits with homemade apple butter.
Next we made cinnamon. We ground cinnamon sticks down. The girls thought this was great and much easier than making butter.
We also attempted to evaporate salt water into salt, but we are still waiting to see some salt two days later. I guess this should be done in sunny weather.
Of course, this book would not be complete without APPLE PIE!!! YUM.
As if we did not have enough sweets with the pie, the big teen made a four layer edible Earth. It consisted of an inner core made of gray ice cream with M&Ms, an outer core of caramel sauce, mantle made of rocky road ice cream and crust comprised of crushed cookies and green ice cream.
Well, now that you all gained 5 pounds just reading this entry, feel free to go search your kitchens for something tasty to eat.