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On the weekends when we’re all home, we cook at home too, and my sons love to help me in the kitchen. I order our food from Peapod, a grocery food delivery service, so that my time isn’t wasted shopping alone during the week in a market. Instead, everything is delivered fresh on Saturday mornings and we spend the afternoon cooking and baking together. Today I’m sharing a tasty bread pudding we made after receiving our Peapod delivery.
It was probably just over a year ago that my older son asked me to start teaching him to cook. Since then, he’s learned to make himself scrambled eggs, BLTs, spaghetti, and more. Nothing intricate (he only just turned eight so safety first) but I love that he wants to be, and is becoming, such an independent little man that can take care of himself if he’s hungry and I’m somewhere else at the moment. Plus, teaching him is a big heart-bursting moment for me ♥︎
I love to stand side by side with the two of them (my little one has developed an interest in helping out during the more fun steps of cooking in the last few months), and watch them imitate what I do. They look proud, and when they taste the final product what tasty recipe they’ve made that day, they are even prouder. Cooking with children is definitely beneficial to them in many ways- they learn to measure, use math skills, develop control, they can be creative, and lots of other good stuff, but the bonding is still my favorite part.
Easy Cinnamon Bread Pudding With Kids
1/2 loaf Italian day old bread
2 cups milk (or flavored coffee creamer!)
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large or two small bananas, mashed
1. Preheat oven to 350º F
2. Cut Italian bread into small one inch cubes, and place in a baking dish
3. Whisk eggs together in a bowl, then mix in milk, butter, sugar, cinnamon, and banana.
4. Pour the banana mixture over the bread, making sure to fully coat all bread (unless you like crispy pieces).
5. Bake in oven at 350º F for 30 minutes, or until you see the bread turn a golden brown color. Remove from oven, and let sit 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and serve!
Banana Bread Pudding is delicious, whether to serve for brunch, as a dessert, or just for fun. It tastes like a cross between delicious sweet breakfast pastries and a decadent dessert, and is definitely a comfort food. We love it, and we hope you do too!
Because we have very important things we’d rather be doing…
We love Peapod, because while I don’t mind doing errands, there are definitely more important ways I’d rather spend my time… like teaching my sons to bake. And just spending time with my family.
Peapod’s delivery service is very convenient, with a full schedule of delivery times and an incredibly easy platform to shop online. You can either search for what you want by name, or create a shopping list (i.e. just write your list online in Express Shop) and it goes through each item one by one, letting you know what your options are for brands, sizes, flavors, etc. It’s not only incredibly time-saving, but you have more options! No worries about anything being out of stock at your local Stop ‘N’ Shop, because Peapod stocks from their warehouse.
My favorite Peapod feature is Express Shop, because grocery shopping does not get easier than this, and it’s quick! I also love finding the newest deals on the front page when I first sign on. It helps me plan out our family meals for the week and save money, all from the comfort of my cozy desk chair. If something is out of stock, I know right away and am offered alternatives, and I’m also alerted if something will be out of stock if I schedule a delivery for a later date. No traffic, searching for parking, discovering everything I want is out of stock, or leafing through a circular to find what is on sale… it’s all in one spot for me. LOVE Peapod Delivery! AND the time I spend cooking or baking with my boys ♥︎
You can find out more, including whether Peapod delivers to your area, right here.