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Henry's Tomatillo Sauce (Serves 6)

Henry is starting to help out with a lot of meal preparation at our house. This week, Henry helped me make a creamy tomatillo sauce to go with our carnitas tacos dinner. It also made a good dipping sauce for his afternoon snack of crackers and sliced mango. We didn’t measure exactly and it was a little messy but it was worth it since Henry loves being involved.
Ingredients 15-20 small tomatillos ¼ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper
Directions Peel the husks and stems off the tomatillos and rinse them.
Put the tomatillos in a food processor and blend until they are well chopped. Slowly add the sour cream and continue to puree the tomatillos until well blended. Sprinkle in the salt and fresh ground pepper, then blend until the sauce comes to your desired consistency.

Serve immediately or store chilled in a covered container for up to 3 days.
How your kids can help 2-year old: Rinsing the tomatillos.3-year old: Putting the tomatillos in the food processor.4-yea…

Let's Get Cooking

Henry has started to take a more active role in the kitchen. We started by asking him to help set the table, but I wanted him to be able to participate in making our food too. 
In order to do help out in the kitchen Henry really needs to be able to reach the counter and the sink, so I started looking into stepping stools that might work for us. A basic 2-step stool does not bring him high enough. I've heard that some people use dining chairs as a makeshift platform for their kiddos, but we have a dinette with benches that cannot move around the kitchen easily. Instead, I have been eying the Learning Tower. The price for a new one was out of our range, so Daddy thought he might build one for Christmas. Then last month, I found a great deal on a used Learning Tower so we jumped at the opportunity to buy it.
The Learning Tower does take up a fair bit of real estate in our compact kitchen, but I think it has been worth the investment so far. Now Henry can easily reach the counter tops a…