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Basic Skills for Kids in the Kitchen

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I LOVE to cook, and I love good food. I try very hard to not sacrifice the quality of our meals for the quantity or price since we are a large family with growing kids. I want our kids to have a wide palate, understand meal planning, nutrition and be capable of independently preparing a meal. While Johnny and I have always encouraged “food” independence (like getting their own cereal, choosing their snacks for lunch, or baking sugar cookies etc) before bus life, I didn’t really “try” to take the time to teach them how to cook. It was just easier for me to make the one and done meal. As our tiny dwelling journey continues, our tiny home kitchen has really served us amazingly. It’s like a play kitchen, all of the appliances are smaller and my desk is on the other side… so I can sit and work…

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Super Easy Sugar Cookies

In Half Baked Barely Measure

Lately, I’ve started to really allow Alexis to experiment in the kitchen. She’s shown the most interest by researching, presenting and asking to try making it; so I figured I should let her explore this interest. Sure she leaves a little mess even after she “cleans up” and some items you question its palatability… truthfully though it’s a super cheap way to let your kids learn and fail. I mean a bag of flour and most of these ingredients is probably $40 and will last you plenty of creations. And who are we kidding, most mistakes made in the kitchen are rarely repeated. I mean who wants to take a bite of something that tastes awful or how many times do you burn/cut yourself before you say… “Next time remember oven mitts?!”. Just be sure to monitor them and supply them with the right tools, resources, and your attention when they…

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