Kids Can Cook Too!
I must be the luckiest Grandma in the world. My 9 year old Granddaughter asked to make her first ever chocolate covered strawberries on Valentine’s Day and she wanted to do them all by herself. Of course I told her yes and what a great job she did. They weren’t perfect but what a huge confidence builder it was for her and they tasted great!
Do you let your kids or grandkids make things in your kitchen? They need to help you as soon as they show interest. For Christmas my granddaughter was given her own handmade apron and children’s cookbook. You should have seen the joy in her eyes. She has already made us two different fruit smoothies. The first one was following the recipe in the cookbook. The second one she wanted to make it her way, a girl after my own heart!
I guarantee your counters will get messy, but isn’t that half the fun? There will be mishaps too, like when my granddaughter dropped my favorite large mixing bowl a few weeks ago and broke it. She asked me not to help her at all making the cookies and I agreed. Now she knows the right way to hold the bowl when she stirs chocolate chip cookies, lesson learned and I get to buy a new favorite bowl! So go ahead and have some fun with your kids or grandkids in the kitchen, you will be making memories to last a lifetime.