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Kids Cooking Classes…Home School. Lesson #8

Kids Cooking Classes…Home School.

Lesson #8

Today for the kids cooking classes, the boys requested crepes again, (because they didn’t get to do them yesterday). They also wanted to cook chocolate chip cupcakes, & cheesy mac .

Not all that nutritional, but for this start-back week, we can run primarily with the kids choices…we will just substitute with rice milk & gluten free flours, plus add lots of veggies :))

We took the chef tools in to the home school kitchen today. Much intrigue as we gathered around & handled all the equipment, guessing what each was used for. You could see the interest, & we will put as many of the pieces to good use as we can…like apple corers, micro-planes & candy thermometers, for example.

The little 2 year-olds were keen today to climb up on chairs & help. A strange concept to them I’m sure, but for the benefit of the older kids as well, we insisted that to climb aboard at this bench, hair must be tied back & hands washed with soap & water.

They are such good kids…despite meeting a bit of resistance, they all helped make it happen. And they are learning the protocol of food handling & cleanliness, order amongst chaos :))

The babies had their own boards & baby pate knives. They loved mangling the cauliflower  & broccoli flowerets & adding them to the bowl….& they ate raw veggies!!! They even used several words when prompted…that’s exciting!

We learnt how to spell & write a few more words & stuck them on the fridge to show mum later. Broccoli, cauliflower, leek & lasagne.

We poached some chicken breasts for the meat-eaters to have with their cheesy mac, & learned what part of the chicken it came from…& that chooks didn’t breast feed their young :))

So veggies ready, & white sauce done, we take a break for lunch & end up eating lots of left-over lasagne. Even the little girls ate!! Break-throughs everywhere!

Tummies satisfied, we set about making cupcakes…of course all of the kids wanted to help (& to lick the bowl & beaters.)

Not one thing was done until they could read the instructions, & as they worked their way through the words, we performed the actions.

Pre-heat oven to…add 1 egg & ½ cup of…mix with wooden spoon…you know how it goes!

Mmmmm, the smells. They loved the scent of the mixture, & they loved the smell of the cakes cooking….much anticipation.

Meanwhile, the cheesy mac was all prepared. Noodles cooked, veggies & cheese folded through white sauce, all combined & poured into a big baking dish. Sprinkled with a little remaining cheese ready to pop into the oven when the cupcakes came out….

And amid much excitement, Nana arrived….

2 Comments
  1. How wonderful was that? It’s been ages since mine were little and fought over the bowl and beaters, good times though.

    • Yes Cairn, it’s surprisingly refreshing! It reminds me so much of growing up in a huge family, the sharing, the caring, the little annoyances & how quickly they are overcome. There’s a whole new book right there :))

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