Cooking With Books~ Soup Day!

Soup Day (Christy Ottaviano Books)

Last Year my friend and I decided not to give gifts, instead we have our craft days! This year we thought the same thing, except, we are going to be cooking! That’s right! Each month, we will read a story and cook something from that book! For example, today we read Soup Day by Melissa Iwai and we made the soup from the recipe from the back of the book! Each month we will do another book and the kids will get a chance to cook! Its defiantly going to be a yummy year! 🙂
Like I said, today we read Soup Day! In the story today, the girl and her mother went to the store together to pick out the vegetables that they needed to make soup! So we started off at the store to buy celery, carrots, potatoes, onions, zucchini, parsley, mushrooms, and pasta!

After we bought our groceries we headed back to the house to get chopping! The kids had a great time choosing something to cut up into bit. According to the book, the girl got to help cut zucchini and mushrooms with her plastic knife, so even the littlest ones got to help! Once everything was chopped, it was into the pot!

In the story, the girl and her mom played and played and played while they waited to for the soup! So, the kids ran off to play and play and play!
Finally the soup was done and everyone was ready to eat! 🙂 What I think amazed me most, was that everyone ate most of their veggies! It was super yummy.

So there you have it! I am super excited about this new year of fun! My friend and I made a list of the books we want to do for each month and what we are cooking! The kids are excited and so am I! What a great way to learn and have fun at the same time!