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Old 07-14-2014, 03:17 AM
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I am determined to have kids who can cook a basic, nutritious and healthy meal. To date my kids (aged 8 and 6)cooking has been quite adhoc and lots of baking with mum. However they are both quite keen on the idea at present. So we are going to start with one cooking (with my help) on alternate wednesdays. Tonight (which is not a wednesday but school holidays) my six year helped me make spaghetti and meatballs.

I am trying to think of a list of meals/and or skills I should try to teach them.

So far I have:
Pizza and Sushi (only because these are their favourite meals)
stirfry
white/cheese sauce
meatballs
baked/roast vegetables
Salad and dressing
how to cook
-pasta
-rice
-potatoes

I have said that they can chose their meals but need to decide on weekend so I can get ingredients.

How have others taught their kids to cook? Any other idea of good basic meals?
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:22 AM
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I have 4 kids, and every night, at least one of them was required to help cook dinner. I didn't really plan out certain things to teach them, but by helping on a regular basis, they picked up most basics. As they got older, I would have them plan a meal and they would be in charge of cooking it, while I would be the helper.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:10 PM
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Egg dishes are quite popular round here, and usually quite simple, e.g.

Scrambled eggs on toast
Omelettes

Also,

Salads with hard boiled eggs and new potatoes
Welsh rarebit - that's basically melted cheese on toast, with a poached egg on top.

By now, you will probably have worked out that I'm a vegetarian - don't know anything about meat!

Actually both of my children had cooking lessons when they were at school (its called "Home Economics"). This was not done in my day, back in the dark ages of the 1950's. Consequently, both may children (now adults) are far better cooks than I will ever be.
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Egg dishes are quite popular round here, and usually quite simple, e.g.

Scrambled eggs on toast
Omelettes

Also,

Salads with hard boiled eggs and new potatoes
Welsh rarebit - that's basically melted cheese on toast, with a poached egg on top.

By now, you will probably have worked out that I'm a vegetarian - don't know anything about meat!

Actually both of my children had cooking lessons when they were at school (its called "Home Economics"). This was not done in my day, back in the dark ages of the 1950's. Consequently, both may children (now adults) are far better cooks than I will ever be.
Our kids will get that when they are year 6. We called in Home Ec in my day but now it Food Technology.
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My children just naturally like watching me cook and when they ask to help, I let them as much as possible. My older girls could their own independent meal for us when they were 11, 10, and 9.
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