Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Morning Latte

Our boys started learning basic survival techniques at a young age. By first grade, they were able to use a microwave (with supervision), find something for breakfast without waking Mommy & Daddy, pack their own school lunch and dial 911 (in theory, not that they ever had to).

I have been moving on to slightly more challenging tasks. My 10 year old son can boil water and make his own spaghetti dinner, use the oven to make cinnamon rolls (from a can) and today we moved on to making the perfect Latte for mommy on Sunday mornings.

Step by Step Instructions:

Bad Momma's Latte

Step 1: Start Your Engines
Start by teaching your child the proper technique of making the perfect pot of coffee. Fill the pot with approximately 10 cups of cold water. Make sure your child knows where to pour the water. Using a 1.5 - 2 oz. packet of coffee, carefully cut open the pouch and dump into coffee filter. (note: We recommend using safety scissors for children under 8 years old.) Make sure the pot and filter are in their proper place and push the start button.

Step 2: Preparing the Frothy Goodness
Using the dairy product of your choice, pour roughly 1.5 inches of liquid in microwaveable coffee cup. We used 2% but we recommend whole milk or half and half for best results.

Add a spoonful of sugar

Whip it Good!
Using a hand-held mini mixer with special "frother attachment", beat milk and sugar mixture until you achieve desired foaminess.

Microwave for approximately 25 seconds.
Time may vary by 5 seconds depending on size of cup, amount of mixture, brand of oven and desired hotness.

Step 3: Add Coffee

Ready to serve.
A side of freshly-baked cinnamon rolls is sure to earn you extra "Mommy Points" !


terri said...

I can see it was a good morning in your house! I haven't taught my children how to make the coffee. I'm still trying to get them to stop drinking my hazelnut creamer! There's nothing worse than going to pour your favorite creamer in the cup, only to find it's all gone!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I am for teaching kids skills to help them be independent. We don't drink coffe so my kids don't know how to do that. But my 16 year old son knows how to make a mean omelette :-) Hey, so why do you call yourself Bad Momma? You sound like a really good momma to me!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You have trained your children well! I need to start working on this.

4funboys said...

I'm loving how well the boys are taking to "cooking"!!!

It's working out well for me.

I figure I'm just helping out their future wives.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Awwwh! I love these pictures! I'm going to pass on the Mom's Latte instructions to my son Kyle! Thanks!

kimberly mckay said...

You're awesome! I'm glad you send me the link through twitter. I don't get to read or blog much anymore. Thank you! He's so adorable by the way.