I really appreciated so many of your comments and suggestions as to how to get my daughter Faith to begin cooking on her own. I spent some time searching for a children’s cookbook. I didn’t want one that used many mixes. I rarely use them at home, and I want her to learn how to cook from scratch. One recipe I found online for kids went something like this, “Cake recipe: one box of cake mix and one tub of frosting.” That one made me laugh!
So many of you wrote in that I should start with breakfast foods like eggs, pancakes, french toast etc. So when I ran across Williams-Sonoma’s The Cookbook For Kids I knew it was the right one. The first chapter is very simple breakfast foods!
Last week I had her read through the first recipe several times and told her she was making lunch! “But I can’t! I don’t know how!!
“I’m right here. If you have a question I’ll help you.”
The recipe called for Cinnamon Swirl bread. I knew it wasn’t necessary, but it did sound yummy. I thought about making some. Then I made a quick trip to the grocery store! Faith had no trouble mixing the ingredients up and leaving the bread to soak.
This was perfect to build her confidence. She did well by herself and the best part was that everyone LOVED it. Her sisters raved and wanted to know if Faith could cook lunch again the next day! She was so proud!