Jun 15, 2010

Cooking Lessons

One of *my* goals for this summer, was to get Rachel in the kitchen, learning to cook. Really learning to cook. She has always helped in the kitchen, but I want her to learn the whole process. And, I might say, she is excelling! I have put her in charge of making breakfast every morning. So far she has made pancakes from scratch, muffins from scratch, eggs and smoothies.
I love watching her figuring it all out, and learning that mistakes are ok. Today she made muffins, but forgot to spray the muffin tin before putting the batter in. Oops! She is so proud of herself and what she is accomplishing.
I was thinking of getting Emma started too. But after making chocolate chip cookies on her own and dropping the egg, dusting flour all over the kitchen and dropping the whole bag of chocolate chips on the floor, I have decided to wait a bit, lol....

6 comments:

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

what a fun summer adventure and learning experience!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

That is such a great idea! She will learn so much & have fun too. I can imagine my 3 year old daughter doing this one day b/c she already loves to help in the kitchen. What fun!

american girl primitives said...

My daughter is 10 and I was thinking of doing this too. Your daughter looks to be close in age.

Carey

{ L } said...

Such a SWEET post and you're a good mom! This will bless her in years to come.

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a great idea, kids need to learn these skills now, so they will know how to take care of themselves one day. I don't want to raise kids who never leave home because I do everything for them! Great mom you are!

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Thanks for the message! I've nursed my other 2, but trust me I always have questions so I'm sure I'll be bothering you some :)

PS - have you heard about using cabbage if you get a knot - AMAZING!