Monday, October 7, 2013

Cooking with Kids (No... not as an Ingredient, Dumbass!)

•  It’s a good idea to let your child plan dinner one night, but I hope you like “S’more Casserole”.

• There’s a fine line between teaching a child how to follow a recipe and handing him a cookbook and saying "If you need me, I'll be at the movies."

• For safety purposes, only let child use Nerf® knife.

• Making a soufflé will teach your kid an important life lesson: nothing you do will ever turn out right.

• It’s an ideal opportunity to teach children about different spices and which ones (marjoram, cilantro) are poisonous.

• Don’t worry about making a mess in the kitchen; that’s why you hired a maid, silly.

• Praise them for the effort, even if the final result isn’t perfect: “You did a great job kneading that bread, but next time try not to pick your nose so much while you’re doing it.”

• Learning to cook is also about developing life skills, so take your children to the grocery store to help shoplift the ingredients you’ll need.

• It’s fun to teach kids things they don’t know about cooking, such as “Baking powder and baking soda are the same exact thing.”

• A child’s laughter is one of God’s greatest gifts, so show ‘em that trick where you break an egg with one hand.

• It's like the old saying goes, "Give a child a fish stick and he eats for a day, teach him to fish stick and he eats for a lifetime."

• Following a recipe can teach a child important math skills, such as “guesstimation.”

• It’s a chance to learn about the world’s cultures, foreign languages and geography; for example, if you make a box of Kraft® macaroni-and-cheese, you can talk about how it’s from the “United States” which is located in “America.”

• Finally get to crack line: “Hey, I made you… it’s high time you made something for me!”


  1. ooh smore casserole sounds FAB.
    with a GUMMY WORM sidedish please.

  2. Actually have a look at the new t.v. show called Master Chef Juniors. There are 8 year olds putting out chef restaurant quality meals. If you give your kids the opportunity they might just surprise you.

  3. I too think cilantro is poisonous. My family seems to want to put it in everything they eat, however. They must not have gotten the memo.

  4. Hmmm...S'more casserole...sounds delish!

  5. “Baking powder and baking soda are the same exact thing.” This is true right? My wife can't explain the difference so I am convinced they are the same.



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