Cooking with your children is a great way to not only bond with them, but also to begin teaching them a life skill they will need to rely on once they are all grown up. But where do you start? Particularly with younger children, you do not want to let them use knives to chop anything, which can put a limit on what they are able to do with certain recipes. If you are really interested in cooking with your child, however, here are three delicious dishes and treats to get you started:
Pizzas are perhaps the best savoury food to make with your child. You can get pita bread for the crust, or make your own dough beforehand. Ask your child what toppings they like on their pizza and buy a selection. Put them in bowls or on plats and have your child help prep their pizza (e.g. spread the sauce, sprinkle the cheese, place the pepperoni, et cetera). You will have to preheat the oven and complete the cooking yourself, but almost all prep is safe for your child!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
You will have to measure out quite a few of the ingredients, but you can have your child pour each into the mixing bowl and even start mixing! Once things like flour go in (and oatmeal, if you have those in your cookies), you might have to help your child out in terms of strength, but aside from that they are good to go! They can also help scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets!
Do you have bonfires? Do you go camping? Make some s’mores with your child! All you need are some marshmallows, some easy to melt chocolate, graham crackers, and a long stick to spear your marshmallows on. Your child, with some supervision, can hold the stick with the marshmallow over the fire to toast it. Once it is ready (you might need to help watch it so it does not burn) you can assemble this delicious summer treat.