Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cooking with the Kids - Intro

I've stumbled across a lovely little cookbook for kids! I picked it up in Asda for £3 but you can get it on-line too. It's called The Boy's Cookbook and it's by Igloo.

Just glancing though it in the shop I was impressed because it has UK measurements & US measurements, and even the different names for ingredients like "spring onions / scallions" and thought that it would be great for a mini-series on my blog as well as something fun for the kids. They have been pestering to do more cooking I thought this would be a good place for us to start!

I've let them browse through it and they are taking turns in choosing what they will cook, they get to cook one meal a week (with me supervising / helping / doing the dangerous bits). We started with the eldest so Jack has chosen BBQ Ribs and Fried Rice for his first meal... Maybe a bit ambitious and it's going to make it a late tea (2.5 hours to cook and we don't get in till 4pm-ish) but I try not to cramp his style too much! He does love to cook and if I can ease him away from just wanting to cook pizza pizza pizza all the time that can't be a bad thing.

Tom has chosen a Potato Octopus and Fish-fingers for his first meal and we'll do that next week. He's already excited at the thought of going to the fishmongers as well at the butchers in the next few days.

I have to admit, I'm looking forward to cooking with them too, and maybe finding a few new family favourites! Keep an eye out for our efforts with the "Cooking with the Kids" tag


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