This year, my plans are to get the kids in the kitchen. This post is brought to you thanks to Netflix.
Though it’s a bit late in the month to be just now talking about New Year’s resolutions, I wanted to share one that my whole family is embracing — or at least, tackling — this year.
Over winter break my older son Reese and I became obsessed with The Great British Baking Show (called The Great British Bake Off in the UK). Every time we had finished all our work or chores for the day, he would beg me to turn it on so we could both drool over the creations. Plus, it’s great to watch a competition show where everyone is actually nice to one another.
Naturally, when you start watching lots of cooking or baking shows, the urge to get in the kitchen yourself kicks in, and my son is no exception to this rule. When he was younger he was always looking to help out, but his interested faded a bit as he started to get into video games and books. However, whenever he watches MasterChef Junior or now the GBBO, he asks when we can make something together again.
So now, our family adventure for the next year is to really get the kids in the kitchen with us. Reese has been doing some online lessons with the Kids Chefs Club and we’re both excited to dive back into those lessons. He’s been doing well with helping out on food prep, and my next goal is to get him to work at the stove safely (and without my husband hovering over and squawking like a nervous hen). Granted, once we move to our new house we’ll have to re-learn on the gas stove, but having the basics down will help immensely.
Do you have any family adventures planned for the year? Have you tried getting your kids in the kitchen?
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