Thursday, August 25, 2011

Can I Help?

Some days I can't get into the kitchen myself, let alone have the children help. These days I try to work out meals that involve very little to no cooking. But when I cook I love to have my helpers with me. 

When I first started cooking with Audrey she was so excited to help and I would try to do too much. Now that I know she will be content with any project I give her I only let her help where she will be successful. Here is a list of some of the girls favorite kitchen tasks:
  1. Add the seasonings
  2. Get out bowls, plates, or utensils
  3. Measure ingredients (with help)
  4. Stir
  5. Turn on mixer, food processor, bread machine
  6. Push button on microwave
  7. Set table
  8. Wash vegetables
  9. Unload dishwasher
  10. Scrub counters
There are plenty more they can do but these are the basics that we do on a regular basis. It is so nice when they volunteer to help with one of the tasks listed above. That not only makes me happy but them as well.

Added ground pepper to the dish.

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  1. I need to have JDaniel push more buttons in the kitchen.

  2. those are all great, it seems like these past few weeks all I can do is get in and out! thank goodness with school lunches avery has been making her own sandwiches and she seems to love it!

  3. Pushing buttons is such a coveted task in this kitchen that the girls will do almost any chore to get that privilege.
    Making sandwiches has turned into a pretty fun activity. Look for more posts with those cute goldfish shaped bread!


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