Today was Grace's cooking party with friends -- we had it at a local culinary school and it was so much fun!
Then it was time to go wash hands. Grace and Anu held hands on the way, these two are just so sweet together.
They chopped garlic and put it in a bowl with butter, sprinkled it with a little salt and pepper and then smushed it all together.
I just loved the way the girls were positioned so they were the window dressing of this store front. They had people lining up outside to see the cuteness and the culinary feats.
Then the meat was added and they were told to squish it all together. Not a single girl was willing to do it until they were given gloves.
Libby, Scout and Ally eating their garlic bread. I thought it was so smart to have the girls write their names on the parchment paper. It kept everyone's food separate and recognizable and could go right in the oven. It certainly made everything easier once the food came out of the oven.
Almost time for cupcakes! Grace wanted cupcakes that were red and pink and with ducks, horses, monkeys and cows -- this is what I came up with. The frosting's a light pink, the sugar around the edges is a mix of red and pink, the flowers are red, I'm not sure that shows up on the screen.
Within half an hour of leaving the party, poor Grace was sacked out in the car. All of that cooking wore her out!
For favors we wrapped marbelized pencils and child safe knives in tea towels along with the recipe book and lollipop treat you see here. I just couldn't pass up showing them to you.