Hello All and welcome to my blog! I hope you'll find easy recipes that you can use to teach your kids how to cook and bake.
This all started one Sunday afternoon when I was trying to pull off my nylons after church and I had four kids at my door asking for something to eat.
"There's turkey in the fridge. Go make a sandwich," I yelled.
I thought the silence was an indication that they had actually gone to make sandwiches. Then the oldest spoke up. "We don't know how."
FOR THE LOVE!
Well, that afternoon the kids got a crash course in sandwich making. As I watched them squirt mustard and spread dressings on their meat I worried about the other things I wasn't teaching them. How would they survive if something happened to me. Hubby's kitchen skills mostly revolve around eggs and tacos. My kids would die of malnutrition.
If - by some miracle - I survived raising them, what would happen when they left the house? I shuddered to think that they would be at the mercy of the frozen pizza isle and the drive-through. What's a mom to do? I rolled up my sleeves and set to work.
The idea of teaching them to cook was a little overwhelming. Okay, it scared the crap out of me. How was I going to teach four kids - all at different ages and development levels - to use a hand mixer, the microwave, or (gasp) the oven? I decided that instead of trying to teach all of them everything at once, I would break up the lessons by recipe. Each recipe would teach a different skill or cooking tool.
The response has been incredible. This year (2013) our Superbowl snacks and dinner foods were 75% made by kids and husband! (Hubby made tacos. :-) Please join us on our culinary journey as I strive to teach my young chefs.
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