For preschool kids, print off the picture
recipes and add to your recipe file.
Ever since our children were very young we have been cooking
Initially it was the usual easy kid recipes and decorating fairy cakes and biscuits. As our children have grown (they range in age from 12 5) I have asked them to participate in cooking the evening meal and other additional cooking chores.
Over the course of this last year my 10 and 12 year old children have learnt to create a great number of tasty meals. My son is the more adventurous and confident cook, thus he creates meals like Basil and Parmesan Meatballs with a Tomato sauce over Spaghetti. My oldest daughter has preferred learning how to make waffles, flapjacks, choc chip brownies and egg dishes.
This year we are creating recipe books for them. As they master their dish they will write the recipe out and file it in a folder. This means when they eventually set up their own homes, they will have a tried and tested recipe book to give them a strong start.
My younger two children are well into their training process already (aged 5 and 8) by making salads, baking and making fresh carrot juice for us in the morning!
I hope this idea will inspire other moms with young chefs,