Monday, April 20, 2009

Kids Make Cooking Fun!


My daughter, who is in Kindergarten, had a small homework assignment this past weekend. It was to create an easy to make recipe. We weren’t sure what to make at first but after some thought we decided to put together a “happy face banana and peanut butter sandwich”

Of course my three-year old son who is interested in anything food related wanted to get in on the action so the three of us worked on our happy face creations together.

I find kids absolutely love to cook, especially when they get to create something that is sloppy, sticky or gooey. We began making our happy face sandwiches by splitting an English muffin in half. We then smothered their round surface with peanut butter. Finally we took banana slices and made happy faces! The kids loved making and eating them!

After we ate our yummy creations I was reminded that the easiest way to approach any task is to think like a kid. They live in the moment, don’t worry about things being perfect and most importantly they always make the process fun…three attributes that would make for the ultimate cooking experience!

When’s the last time you felt like a kid in the kitchen?

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie
brent@cookapalooza.com

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