We are having the usual Irish summer this year. Four seasons in one day.
We get sunshine, blue skies and warm happy children. Followed swiftly by clouds, wind, rain, grey skies, and wet bored children. So what to do on a rainy afternoon in the west with bored children, when you look out the window and the summer sky looks like this?
We fell back on that old reliable family activity that is…baking. So thanks to Clodagh McKenna’s Christmas cookie dough recipe, reworked slightly, the kids made cookies which they iced and covered in sprinkles.
DD1 was very enthusiastic and took over the baking right from the very start. I was under strict instructions not to help at all, except when advice was required on weighing ingredients.
DD2 on the other hand, was not really interested in baking at all. Until she heard about the icing and sprinkles. She wasn’t long rolling her sleeves up after that. And when she decided to add a few red and white Christmas sprinkles as she went along, we pretended not to notice.
The girls enjoyed their own work so much – maybe licking the bowl afterwards sealed the deal – that they have now decided to repeat this adventure next week, for their donation to the baking stall at the school’s Family Fun Day.
I think they are going to go down a treat.
What do you think?