Family Fun in the Kitchen
My husband and I try to include the kids when it comes to the business of feeding the family. We all head into the kitchen together to make dinner, to prepare treats, to put the groceries away. The process of feeding the family is one that often gets overlooked in this day and age of convenience food where we're so used to having things appear rather than having to work for them or have the way we eat be a part of and take precious minutes out of our daily life.
While cooking with the kids can be frustrating, it is also very rewarding, both for us and the kids. After I've picked out countless egg shells from the bowl my son is cracking them into, to see him get one perfectly cracked and then beam from ear to ear at his accomplishment is the ultimate reward.
Not only are the small accomplishments important to me, but as my children grow, I'm hoping to teach them life skills that they will take with them beyond college. I'm teaching them to be familiar with the world around them and to know how to survive in it, even when there's not a drive-thru or a frozen pizza at the ready.
Here are a few easy recipe ideas for getting your kids involved in the kitchen: