In January, I decided that the kids needed to take more responsibility in the kitchen. I also decided that I need to allow them to actually do more in the kitchen and not just dump an ingredient or stir now and then. I
might have some control issues and I am working on that. Our new system is that the kids choose what meal they will cook each week, find a recipe, and help me make a grocery list for the required ingredients. Then, one child is in charge of dinner one night a week. If you’re counting, that means 4 nights out of 7, I don’t have to plan dinner.
So far, we have had beef agnolotti made from scratch, sushi, quiche Lorraine, lasagna, homemade pizza rolls, stromboli, Chicago dogs, and more. The four-year-old has made macaroni and cheese almost every week. Obviously, I still have to help them out, so I’m not completely off the hook for cooking. However, my hope is that as they get more practice, I eventually can hand it over.
I will be sharing our continued cooking adventures along with recipes, so stay tuned!