Friday, April 9, 2010

Kids in the Kitchen

We have a pretty good thing going here. My 7-year-old daughter, K, is cooking one night per week now. We grocery shop once every two weeks, so she plans two meals, helps me add her items to our shopping list, and she's all ready to go come Monday night!

This week, one of the side dishes she made was called 5-cup salad. 2 out of 5 family members liked it. K's brother, T was one of the members who did like it and he said, "It's the best salad he's ever tasted!" I think the marshmallows had something to do with it!
5 Cup Salad
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 cup mandarin oranges
1 cup coconut
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup sour cream

I'm linking this post up today (7/8/10) over at the Homeschool Village, where other moms are sharing their experiences with cooking with the children. Check it out!


Layton Family Joy said...

Hi Nikki!

Marshmellows ALWAYS have something to do with it! =)

Thanks for linking up this post!
The Homeschool Village

stacey29lincoln said...

How fun! Thanks so much for sharing what is happening in your kitchen!

from the HS Village

Mozer said...

I love that you let your dd plan 2 meals. That's wonderful! Visiting from the HSVillage.

monica @ paperbridges said...

hey, this is my first time here! glad to meet you. (we are crazy for marshmallows at my house too)

K-tribe said...

Wow I would love to know what other recipes you let your 7 year old do. My daughter just turned 7 and never thought she could plan a whole meal. Would love to know more details!!

Cherees said...

I bet it was the marshmallows too!!

Stopping by from Homeschool Village!

Anonymous said...

That sounds good! (And easy. Easy is always good!)


Anonymous said...

That sounds easy! (And good. Easy always helps!)


Deb Chitwood said...

I love that your daughter is cooking one night per week—what a great life skill!