Cooking with Kids! Tweet 4th April 20134/04/13 Amy's Blog Amy Hanten 0 Comments I am a big believer of getting kids in the kitchen! If you don’t teach them to cook, who’s going to? Then, before you know it, they are out on their own and eating out every night. Not good! I love teaching kids how to cook! I was invited to Hoover Elementary School in Neenah, Wisconsin to cook dinner with the students. What fun! When I asked for volunteers to come up and help, the hands went up and these kids were all in! Love that! Most kids just say “no thanks” to salad. But, let me tell you they loved my Sunny Spinach Salad with mandarin oranges and a homemade orange vinaigrette. For the main course, you know me, I’m the queen of casseroles, so I did my Baked Ravioli Casserole They gave it the two thumbs up! And, for dessert, my Chocolate Mint Trifle with brownies, pudding, and chocolate mints was a huge hit! They helped make it all! And, they helped eat it too! Every last bit! When kids are involved in helping make meals they get so excited about it! It’s a great way to get picky eaters to try more things! If they help make it, I bet they’ll eat it! I have pictures of both my kids in the kitchen cooking with me even before they could walk! We had a drawer in the kitchen filled with their own utensils. Kids aprons too! It worked! Now, sometimes my 13 year-old daughter, Ireland cooks dinner for me! I know one day she’ll be cooking up some wonderful memories for her family too! Do your kids help in the kitchen? Do you have any good tips or recipes to get them involved? If so please share! And, if you’d ever like me to come to you school, library, or business, I’d love to! Back to Top Login Username Password Remember Me Register | Lost your password? Register Username E-mail Sign up for The Cooking Mom newsletter! A password will be e-mailed to you. Log in | Lost your password? Reset Password Username or E-mail: Log in| Register Cooking Community - Share Your Recipe Recipe Title Ingredient List Directions Other Notes Recipe Category Breakfast & Brunch Sandwiches Appetizers Soups Salads Sides Casseroles Slow Cooker Dinner Desserts Drinks Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) Please leave this field empty. × Cooking Community - Share Your Java Blog Blog Title Content Please attach a photo of your recipe. (Maximum file size: 5 MB. Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png. Images should be at least 700 pixels wide for best display.) Please leave this field empty. × Cooking Community Sign Up Your Name Your Email City State Please leave this field empty. × Book Club Choice Your Name Your Email Book Title Description/Notes Please leave this field empty. × Login Username Password Remember Me Lost Password × This is a unique website which will require a more modern browser to work! Please upgrade today!