Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sharing My Kitchen

I have to admit that as much as I want to, I struggle to loosen up in the kitchen.  I don't always have the most patience and it's hard sharing the kitchen with the children.

However, I do realize that if they are going to learn to make it on their own, they do have to learn some level of cooking.  I'm trying to do better job in consistently allowing the kids to cook.  I decided that one way to do this is to make cooking part of our daily curriculum.  So yesterday, with some guidance, I allowed Emily to take over the kitchen.

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She made chicken soup for dinner and it was delicious.

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She also made a pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting and most of the cake was gone last night.  She did a wonderful job and even though I had to bite my tongue a time or two, it was nice to have her working in there with me.

And the best part was that she was as happy as can be!

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Today, I will be spending a good chunk of my day making and baking bread for a market on Wednesday.  So she'll have plenty of opportunity to practice.