October 15, 2010

#15/31 Cooking with Nan V

A couple days ago we didn't have much in the house for breakfast, so Hannah wanted to make some muffins.  She decided on cheese muffins (I was lobbying for biscuits, much faster).

As I was cutting and pasting this video to share with you, I was noticing how many fine motor skills are necessary for cooking and baking.   It's been six or seven years since Hannah had any occupational therapy, and I have no idea where she'd fall on a scale of fine motor tasks.  I'm pretty sure she'd be down in the 4-5 year old range (don't try to get her to cut a circle = fail).  But it doesn't matter.  She can function well enough.  Her movements are good enough to get the job done.  I'm not after finesse.  I just want her to be able to accomplish what she wants to accomplish.

This is a bit longer than I wanted to post, but I did want you to be able to hear and see Hannah--her successes (love that salt measuring), and her challenges (flour!).

Cheese Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 T sugar

1 T baking powder

1/2 t. salt

3 cups shredded Colby and/or Jack cheese 
(we used cheddar, but jack is much better) 

1 C. milk

1 egg

1/4 C. melted butter

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Stir in grated cheese.

In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients; whisk well 
(I forgot that part, but it worked out fine--especially if the milk is room temperature--then the butter will stay melted)

Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients.

Measure into a WELL-GREASED muffin tin.
Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.
(These muffins like to stick to the pan, so grease liberally.)


Alex's Mom said...

This is such a GREAT video..it shows so many great skills Hannah has....speech, reading, listening, fine motor..Thanks for sharing. I hope families with younger kids see this!!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved this--I wish there was a taste-o-meter on this blog because they looked delicious!

Sally said...

Yey for Hannah's cookery shows! As a mom of a young girl with Ds, and as a mom whose skills in the kitchen are shambolic, she gives me hope!! Thank you Beth (and Hannah of course!)

Justine said...

Love it! Very inspiring! Hannah does a great job in the kitchen!

kim said...

hannah really makes me smile. :) and i'm totally making these!! they look SOOOOO good!

Tracy said...

Oh I love Hannah! I love her little smile when she knows she did it! She's so thin...does the girl eat??? Also, can I get some of these muffins with the DVR? I'll throw in one of the older kids!

j*e*n said...

Thank you for sharing! Love her expressions and her smile as she completes each step. Great job, Hannah!!

Melissa said...

I'm terribly behind on blog reading, but sometimes thats a good thing, as this video was exactly what I needed to see tonight. I love seeing Hannah show off all her skills. She has a great sense of humor, a great smile, and of course that extra cheese was for tasting!