Monday, November 19, 2012

Get Cooking! Kids Cook Monday

Such concentration.

She has an apron on!

The holidays are a great time to get the kids in the kitchen. You might think I am crazy with all that is going on during this time of year but I promise, kids can help.

This holiday we are heading to Milwaukee to spend the last holiday with my in-laws at their current home. They are putting the home on the market and we will likely never have another gathering there. 

Every holiday I learn more about the traditions my husband enjoyed growing up. The girls usually get curious about the activity and head into the kitchen. Since my in-laws were the first to invite Audrey to help they are always accommodating.

I am not certain what the girls will be helping with this holiday but I am sure it will be enjoyable. There is so much young helpers can do to help and feel a sense of accomplishment.

  1. Set the table. Have them help with non-breakable items like flatware and napkins.
  2. Help with salads. Tear lettuce, add ingredients, and tossing are all easy tasks.
  3. Mash the potatoes. Fun for the kids just make sure to get the potatoes out of the hot pan.
  4. Stir the ingredients for pies. Pumpkin is so easy for the kids to make.
  5. Help with the stuffing. Kids love to stir, let them help mix.
These are just a few tips on how to get your kids in the kitchen this holiday. Make this a new holiday tradition!

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Kris Adair,
    After reading your post George Herbert’s this quotation came in my mind
    “A good mother is worth hundreds of schoolmasters.”
    This is really a superb idea to involve the kids in our activities, and in this way not only we can enjoy the holidays, can also train them on different things and they can learn more along with the enjoyment.


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