Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cooking With Lillie - Making Playdough Part 2

Part 2 of making playdough! See this post to go to the beginning.
Once the burner is on medium, soon the wet dough will begin to form and look like this. Keep stirring. ;)

You may have to start flopping the dough over to make sure all is getting heated. It will soon start to take on a solid form. The color will brighten up also.

When it looks like the above picture, I flop it out onto a counter and begin kneading it and helping it cool down. WARNING: it will be very hot. You may have to wait a few minutes before you can knead it.

Let it cool enough for your anxious child to play, and your done! Enjoy! This batch makes quite a bit. It can be doubled, but you will need a bigger skillet because this recipe fills mine to the brim!
Grandmas Soft Playdough

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup salt
3 cups water
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon cream of tarter
food coloring
spices or extract for smell

First mix all the dry ingredients
(for this time, I added allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sometimes I add lavender, or vanilla)
Then add all the dry ingredients and mix together.
Turn stove on medium heat.
Stir till dough takes form and looks like playdough!

We store ours in a tupperware container and use it for months!

So tell me? How do you make your playdough?

Cooking With Lillie - Making Playdough Part 1

This is a playdough recipe that I just love, and Lillie loves making it with me! To make it easy for my 2 year old to help, we first get all the ingredients ready! I put them all in small containers that she can easily poor into the skillet.
FYI : Although the skillet is on the burner, I do not actually turn on the burner till Lillie is done stirring and I move her out of the way! :) Yes, I know kitchen safety!! :)
Here is Lillie patiently waiting for me to get the move on! :)

Stir, stir, stir. This is Lillie favorite thing to do! She is mixing all the dry ingredients together before we add the wet!
I mix the food coloring into the water before we it to the dry ingredients. Stirring is so much fun!

When it starts to look like this, I move Lillie away from the stove, and I turn the burner on and stir some more. So here is the brief pause while I move her.........
Okay, really it is because Blogger will only allow me to use 5 photos at a time! :( Be back in a moment!
Here are all out ingredients ready to go!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Touring Tuesday

I was recently reading a blog that was doing a Touring Tuesday and was really enjoying it. Her blog is now not working, so I thought I would give it a try. So, every Tuesday I will try to give you a tour of areas of my home, town, and fun places we go! Please come along and enjoy the tours!

Our first tour will be the outside of our home. This is what people see when they first pull up to out house!

This is what you see from the other side of the street. This is a rental, so there is not a whole lot we can to. Or want to pay to have done! :)

If we are still here this summer, we are going to power wash the fence, fix the rotten ones, and repaint it!

Come on through the gate. Their are about 16 rose bushes in the river rock. They are beautiful in the summer, but a little dull in the winter!

Their is always someone waiting for you at the door!

Welcome to our little home!

Check back next week, and I will let you in to see the kitchen, or maybe a field trip!
Leave a comment please, I would love to know who is stopping by! :D