A Little of This a Little of That

This week we have spent a great deal of our time in the kitchen, hence my cooking-themed posts this week.  This led me to think about how much I adore this space, my kitchen.  It is a place where we as a family gather to make, share and consume the bounty that God has blessed us with. A place where we talk about our day, our struggles and our dreams.   A place of learning letters, numbers, words and shapes.  A place of play.  I love this space, my kitchen.

This is the activity my girls most love to do while I am preparing our evening meal.  Playing with play dough allows them to be in the kitchen with Mama while also giving them the freedom they so desperately need.

This particular play dough recipe is one of my favorites because it smells oh so yummy.  You can find the recipe below.  Hopefully your little ones will enjoy it as much as mine.

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 cup water

2 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon orange colorant (this could be left out if you so desire)

Combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large saucepan.  Mix together the water, oil and colorant in a small bowl.  Gradually stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms.  Remove from heat and knead until smooth. Cool.  Store in an air tight container.

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