Sous Chef

Lately Elliott wants to “help” me in the kitchen…all.the.time.

I hate telling her, “Maybe tomorrow, honey.”, “Not right now.” or “Just let Mommy do it real quick.”

It makes me feel like such a crappy Mom.

So, while I was doing my grocery shopping this weekend, I decided to pick up some rice crispies and marshmallows and enlist her help with making some good old-fashioned rice crispy treats. After all, marshmallows are so Springy to me.

Pouring in the ‘mallows:

And some more…

Holden sneaking crispies:


Ready for an after lunch treat:

In case you forgot (like me!) or never knew just how easy these are to make, here is what you need:

1 stick butter

1 16 oz. bag mini marshmallows

6 cups rice crispy cereal

Here’s what you do:

Melt butter on stovetop over low heat. In the meantime measure out 6 cups of cereal into a large bowl. When the butter is melted, add half the bag of marshmallows and heat slowy, stirring frequently. Add the rest of the ‘mallows and continue stirring until they are melted and combined with butter. Pour mixture over the cereal and stir to combine. Pour into a greased 9″X13″ pan and let cool before cutting.

I wanted to color the marshmallows pink, but Elliott wanted to “keep them white at Easter”. OK. Will do!

I am committed to being a better “executive chef” in my kitchen and letting my sous chef help more.

Hope you’re having a happy, marshmallowy Monday!

2 thoughts on “Sous Chef”

  1. Oh, Amy! This is so precious! They are such great helpers!!!!! They’ll remember this for the rest of their lives! Can hardly wait to taste one!

  2. Yum!! This makes me want to go home and make some rice crispy treats for this weekend. I haven’t had them in forever. Tomorrow we are having little Abby and Paige over for an Easter Egg hunt in our neighborhood – this might be a fun activity to do with them afterwards.

    By the way, I saw your comment on Katie’s facebook page about the flower in Paige’s hair – my friend sells all these cute things on Etsy – her Seller name is Craftmomof3 – there are darling things on there (for kids and adults). I thought that you would like the cheetah headband – I have one and wear it all the time.

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