So since we have a nice big kitchen now, we’ve been doing more cooking. Ilyana loves to help mix and bake, and always wants to start the dishwasher. It’s great she’s getting to an age where helping is both fun and helpful. Baking is also a great distraction while we wait for Bob to arrive!
Here are some pictures of our most recent acquisition, Ninja cookie cutters to make Ninjabread Cookies. I used a soft gingerbread recipe from Simply Recipes that I can recommend, as long as you roll the dough thick enough. I wouldn’t recommend their royal icing proportions – I’ll probably go back to Joy of Cooking for that.
Rolling out the Ninjas!
My marginal skill at icing decoration (the right tools would probably help)
Ilyana’s spreading technique.
And Jeffrey kicking it old-school with the G.I. Joe Reference.
The end result – Ninja fight!