Cooking with Children | Holly’s Bird Nest

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The perfect a part of being a Grandma is the kids, on a regular basis a baby is born, I do know that there’s nonetheless hope for a greater tomorrow. I like to prepare dinner and I strive my hardest to contain each of my Grandsons within the studying, loving and really messy  journey!

Kids, particularly younger youngsters like to be within the kitchen, there are sounds, smells, textures and naturally all of the pans that make lots of noise whenever you hit them with a spoon,  that they’re interested by and why the heck Grandma spends a lot time in there! I began my Grandchildren within the kitchen round 2 years outdated,  little storage containers stuffed with whipped cream and a spoon, we might add their favourite issues, like Cheerios, or apples to combine a straightforward enjoyable snack after which moved on to bigger initiatives, each of them choose baking to cooking…however I’m keen on the sweets we bake and I do know they will really feel that! Kids observe our lead, and be taught a lot from us!

One in all my favorites that I’ve used for 30+ years is all around the web:

Simple No Bake Graham Cracker Shock

Wash, and slice the strawberries. Put aside. I often do that and refrigerate earlier than the children assist!
In an 9 x 9 sq. pan, spoon a skinny layer of Cool Whip on the underside.
Layer squares of graham crackers adopted by one other layer of Cool Whip.
Layer the strawberries on the Cool Whip.
Repeat the layers twice ending with strawberries on prime. Crush up some further graham cracker and sprinkle excessive. Refrigerate four to six hours

You may as well do that with banana or mandarin oranges. The youngsters love spreading the Cool Whip, lining up the crackers and layering I choose to make use of a glass pan so the children can see the layering and the way it seems to be. One yr my older Grandson added blueberries and with the strawberries it was an ideal crimson, white and blue dessert for the Fourth of July…and he did most of it by himself at 6 years outdated he needed to be a baker, he prefers baseball proper now!

Crucial factor I share these first few instances after we are within the kitchen is washing palms, and after they get caught taking a style, I giggle, and allow them to know they’ve to clean once more, I attempt to by no means to get annoyed, although generally it’s laborious, as a result of I’m a clear freak after I deal with meals! A couple of years in the past I began utilizing tasting spoons,  plastic spoons and in the event that they wish to style they will, after which throw the spoon away, now we have went by lots of spoons on some days, however my favourite half is after they deliver the spoon to me to style what they’ve made! Pure happiness for us all!

Not solely are my recollections valuable to me, as my grandchildren become older, they keep in mind their time within the kitchen with grandma, they usually additionally like to prepare dinner, and their math, and studying expertise have enhance, by the point my youngest was six he was doing fractions!

We have now so many recipes to share and so many holidays to bake for, it provides our entire household rather a lot to sit up for and grandma’s recipes shall be handed on together with the love!

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