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January 17th, 2010

Teaching Kids how to Cook…and use food storage recipes!

teaching kids to cook measuring

swiffer vacuum I’m assuming most of you have kids home from school today, so it’s a perfect time to post my first “Teaching kids to cook” lesson! Most of you have already downloaded my “Kids in the Kitchen” handout (and if you haven’t, I would by clicking HERE). It gives good basic information on WHY you would want kids in the kitchen, kid recipes, and a guide for knowing which kitchen tasks are appropriate for your different aged children. As you know, I feel very strongly that you should get your kids in the kitchen with YOU. It is a great time for talking, bonding, and teaching. The kitchen is the center of nourishing in the home. Not only for our physical bodies but for our souls as well. Cooking with kids involves all of their senses (smell, taste, touch, hearing, and seeing) which provides more ways for the brain to recall the memory; creating memories that will last a life time. In fact, my mother (who comes from a family of 12) including all of her siblings AND their friends warmest memories growing up is when they were helping my grandmother bake bread. I can honestly say, that my favorite times are spent cooking with my mom and I’m not the only one! Rachel Ray also gained her love of cooking from her mother and I can tell you from experience that it isn’t all about the food. It’s great one-on-one time where you can talk about the day and bond. Trust me, it doesn’t have to be torture for either of you!

most of the lesson

lesson-1

In this lesson, you’ll learn great ways to teach your child how to follow a recipe and measure ingredients (along with some fun math and science activities to prove both are vital in every day life…just in case you have a child like me, who never thought I would use math or science past school-boy, was I wrong!) Please use what you can from it and target it towards what your child can do at their age level.
cookie recipe

(or a recipe of your choosing, I chose this one because it covers all of the “special” measuring items.)

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN!


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4 Comments

  • preppermom

    January 18, 2010 at 6:20 am

    TY , This looks wonderful. Thank You

  • Cindy Merkley

    January 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I downloaded your 3 month food supply list. May I have your permission to copy this and hand it out to my Ward members?

  • eatfoodstorage

    January 28, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Yes!

  • eatfoodstorage

    January 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Yes!

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