Are you teaching your kids how to cook? If so, What meals can they cook?
They aren't interested right now.
My 4 year old stays with my mom during the day, and she asks for eggs every morning. So they taught her how to make the eggs from start to finish. With very close supervision, she can make scrambled eggs. :)
Some basic things, but not really. He hasn't shown much of an interest.
Yes, my boys are learning how to cook, just not in the traditional sense. In my family, you learn how to cook on an open fire first.
My 12 year old can cook pretty much anything on an open fire, and my 9 year old just started learning last summer.
Sort of. I don't let them help as much as they'd like just b/c I don't like to cook, so I tend to just want to get it over w/.
Dd (7) can, w/ a little help, make scrambled eggs. She loves to help stir things on the stove.
Ds2 does his own frozen waffles in the toaster, and can reheat things in the microwave.
Ds1 can do frozen pizza on his own, Kraft mac and cheese, tuna helper, and the ready-to-heat frozen dinners. He also makes some very good red velvet white chocolate chip cookies : ) I know need to teach him more- if he's hanging around the kitchen when I am cooking, I'll tell him stuff, but haven't been brave enough to let him do much else yet. He can probably do more than I'm aware of b/c the boys cook their own meals on most Boy Scout campouts.
Sadly, having my DD in the kitchen trying to cook with me has usually been a big distraction and we usually end up bickering about something or another and she usually gets sent out. I do enjoy having her help when we can get along. She doesn't know how to cook any meals yet because she just helps with putting the meals together. She measures things out for me, cuts some things up, sets the timer, and fetches things. DD has expressed interest in learning how to cook but I usually don't have the patience or concentration to do it with her. I really wish I did though, I have great memories of cooking with my mom and it would be nice to pass it on to my DD
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