Sunday, August 23, 2009

Counting Soup

We also got this recipe out of "Salad People" by Mollie Katzen. We modified it a bit, but here are the ingredients we used:
  • 2 cups of peas (we used frozen and rinsed them under water until they thawed)
  • 2 cups of corn (same thing as above- you can use fresh peas or corn and lightly steam them as well)
  • 2 cups of grated carrots
  • 1/3 pound green beans, steamed and cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups of cooked noodles (whatever kind you like- we used the pasta shells)
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth, heated (you can make your own or use the "box" kind)

    Put the peas, corn, carrots, green beans and cooked noodles in separate bowls on the counter with individual spoons in them where your child can reach. Here is where the counting comes in:

    Hand him ONE bowl. Allow him to scoop TWO spoonfuls of shredded carrot into his bowl, THREE spoonfuls of peas, FOUR spoonfuls of corn, FIVE green bean pieces, 6 spoonfuls of noodles, you pour the heated broth in the bowl and have him blow SEVEN times, and lastly, he stirs all the ingredients EIGHT times and eats! Very cute, very fun, and very nutritious!

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