Kitchen Table Sunday, November 11th 2018.
Kid in Control
This one will be become a favorite — an evening where your child is in charge. You basically change places with them. They pick the dinner and do the bulk of the work, but they get to boss you around. They can tell you to chop the carrots, peel the potatoes, set the table, or feed the dog. They’re in charge. My kids love bossing me around and I love that they’re showing a little confidence in their budding cooking skills. If you try this I’m guessing they’ll also tell you to do all the dishes.
One Ingredient/One Meal
Challenge your children to come up with a recipe they’d like to try using any one ingredient that you name. They can pull out the cookbooks or go to the Internet for help. There are many cooking websites that display recipes when given just one ingredient. Depending on the age of your cook, you can make it an easy ingredient like poultry or pineapple, or a real challenge with curry or hoisin sauce. This might be a good time to use what’s in season — cabbage, grapes, broccoli, basil, etc. Not only will they make a dish they’ve never made before, but they may actually learn a little about the chosen ingredient.
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