The Cook Box led to a Cooking Fun habit. Following is a compiled list of posts on cooking fun with children. Kids in the kitchen. All those easy things we whipped up through 2010:
Each week in my meal plan I intentionally include cooking fun. Simple, easy, on-hand cooking ideas to whip up with the children. I want to cook with them on purpose. Teach them to enjoy the process. So it has to be fun!
•Cooking fun: Crock Pot Applesauce•Cooking fun: Hot Chocolate Mix•Cooking fun: Sunbutter® Chex Sunny Muddy Buddies•Trail Mix by Littlest Girl•Back to Basics: The Cook Box – Now before you get on to me for allowing children to bake a bunch of sweets, the point is FUN. The cook box is part of the plan to be spontaneous. We have the ingredients on hand, all in one place, ready to stir up.
Mix up some memories! Each time I draw up a meal plan, I look for spots I can include the children in the baking and cooking. I call this list Cooking Fun and place it prominently at the top of my meal plan. See, I need these prompts. The children enjoy the spontaneity. I must seize the opportunity to teach, enjoy my children and allow them to be part of the action.Preschoolers as Part of the Action
Part Two: Recipe for Preschool Fun
It’s easy to include children in whipping up these easy recipes:
- •Cookies & Cream
- •S-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g milk
- •Microwave Fudge or Oreo Truffles
- •Southern Living Two Step Pound Cake
- •Triple batch Buttermilk Biscuits from Menus for Moms (using buttermilk substitute)
- •Mixes, Homemade
- •Pimento Cheese
- •Mexican roll ups
- •homemade bread