I am going to help my youngest daughter learn some skills, become self sufficient and better herself. I am going to give her lessons to prepare, cook and bake. Along the way we will reiterate measurements, time, different food items, and hopefully taste everything because she made it!
Our first cooking lesson recipe was for breakfast. I must admit the recipe is not new to us. We have enjoyed it before she just has never made it before. I guess starting with a acceptable meal is a good start.
We briefly discussed measuring cups and spoons. They are all different and they hold different amounts. Some hold liquid and some are better for solids. Some recipes call for small amounts so we just use spoons. All of that is very easy for a child to understand. The whole cup, half cup quarter cup will catch on eventually, lol.
Kitchen safety will be addressed every time we cook also. She may not always cook but she needs to understand how to be careful around hot things: pots/pans, stove and oven. Knives which are a long way off. Even various electronic appliances such as a blender or toaster.
Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal is what she made! She measured out her oatmeal.
Then after adding a spoon of sour cream and strawberries on top it was ready to eat!