- Onions being diced by an 11-year-old.
- Broccoli being steamed by a 13-year-old.
- A mouth watering, oh my goodness I cannot believe he just made that, sauce being whipped up by an 18-year-old.
- All to the soundtrack of the movie 300 playing in the background.
My husband wisely decided that each of our five boys would take over a meal a week to help the house fun while I am down.
Kids love to cook. My oldest son began his cooking debut when he was about three-years-old. He had decided to make eggs on his own. Imagine his surprise to find his scowling mama frozen in her tracks as she looked upon a dozen broken eggs just outside the refrigerator door.
The boys have come a long way.
We have made it a goal to teach the kids to cook.
They love to be helpful in the kitchen and find great joy in making new dishes.
5 and a Half Great Reasons to Teach Kids to Cook
- Children who cook become children who taste, and sometimes eat.
- Children who cook say “I can,” not “I can’t.”
- Cooking is a way to talk about health.
- Cooking is a way to talk about healthy ingredients.
- Cooking brings cooks of all ages closer.
Thanks to my husband’s brilliance I immediately saw and tasted the benefit of having children who could manage a kitchen. My boys are older and had already had practice, but this raises awesome to a whole new level.
Matha Stewart agrees that there are skills that every adult should master before they are 30.
It includes everything from knife skills to kitchen clean up and all the cooking and preparation in between.
- Suiting up
- Name Tags
- Setting the Table
- Food Safety
- Knife Skills- Foldable
- Knife Skills- Flip cards
- Knife Skills Certificate
- Kitchen Measures Chart
- Recipes: Includes recipe, shopping list, kitchen jobs, and schedule
- Chicken wraps
- Shepherd’s Pie
- Cooking staples: potatoes, sweet potatoes, chicken
- Chicken Divan
- Sweet Potato Sloppy Joes
- Baked Taquitos
- Gluten-free Pizza
Included in Cooking Camp-Thanksgiving Treats
- Food Safety- Booklet
- Suit up: Name Tags
- Kitchen Conversion Chart
- How to Measure Booklet
12 Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes
- Pilgrim hats
- Turkey feather pretzels
- Turkey Pops
- Oreo Turkeys
- Acorn Cookies
- Sweet and Salty Trail Mix
- Chai Thumbprints
- Carrot cake (gluten free)
- Pumpkin eclairs
- Chocolate bananas
- Turkey puddings
- Apple Turkey
Thanksgiving Cookie bag Tags
Teaching kids to cook is as wonderful as learning that chocolate is a good source of energy and a glass of red wine is as good for you as an hour of exercise. (True!)
Pick out some music, choose a great recipe and get cooking today!
Make Cooking Camp a Gift for your Kids or Grandkids
(Great for Christmas, birthdays or any special occasion)
- Cooking Camp- Have it printed and bound at your local copy store.
- Get a cute apron and chef hat
- Get chef name tag holder
- Wrap as a wonderful gift and share with your child.
Do you want them both? The Bundle Set saves you money so you can buy more food, or maybe even a glass of red wine:).