Ellie has been quite a help in the kitchen lately and has been quite interested in making many of the dishes herself. Last month she wanted to learn how to make mashed potatoes. At first she was surprised I let her use the peeler since that was kind of like a knife. I was in charge of the boiling part since that was too dangerous for a 6-year-old. She loved the mashing part. I gave her choice of mashing the potatoes with the electric mixer or the ricer. She picked the ricer and had so much fun making our potatoes creamy and smooth. Ellie said it was like playing with playdough only using Mommy’s tools. Her mashed potatoes were yummy.