Junior League of Birmingham. She appeared with one of the kids from their YWCA program, and they made English Muffin Pizzas.
AJ was pretty excited, and wanted to make what they made. I bought the ingredients, and AJ helped me make the pizzas. She wanted me to prep the toppings just like Shelley did, in cute prep bowls. Mine don't match, and my pan isn't exactly TV-ready, but AJ enjoyed it. Ben and I both had made English muffin pizzas as kids, so we were looking forward to it. As it turned out, neither AJ nor Ben appreciated the whole wheat muffins. But AJ did like splitting the muffins open by perforating around the muffin with a fork, just like she had learned on TV. I immediately sent Shelley this picture, and she was tickled.
AJ really has been a big help in the kitchen lately. Last night she made instant pudding as a surprise for her dad. Before we could get to the pudding, we had some counter-space clearing to do, and I had to fix dinner. AJ declared, "Helping is so hard!" Whether she likes it or not, helping in the kitchen is going to teach her a lot of things she needs to know.
"Plus," I told her, "I like your company."
I'm not sure when she thinks she became a teenager. But I do know that when she's actually a teenager, she'll know how to fix her own dinner, even if it is just English Muffin Pizzas.
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