I’m honored to participate this week in the Practical Parenting series for Arabah Joy.
I’ve written about what you can reasonably expect when you let your kids into the kitchen with you!
My thoughts came about because of a few recent comments from friends about how comfortable my kids are in the kitchen.
They can cook their own eggs, flip pancakes (sort of!), make a pot of popcorn and whip up a batch of whoopie pies while I’m gone.
That didn’t happen overnight! They didn’t come by those skills naturally. And, it’s not always very pretty. In fact, my kitchen usually looks like a disaster! That’s not all their fault – I can make a pretty good mess all by myself. And, I don’t always clean it up right away. Can you hear that crusty stovetop mocking me right now?
Regardless . . . my kids are comfortable with kitchen tasks because I’ve let them (sometimes made them) participate.
Cooking with kids is good for many different things. It can also be fun . . . as long as you’re prepared! See the full post here:
Scroll down past this image for, and I’ll share tasty treat your kids can help you make.
One of my kids’ favorite things to cook is popcorn. This is our favorite popcorn popper – No pan shaking required! Just hold the handle and turn the crank for perfect popcorn every time. But be warned . . . it almost always causes an argument, ’cause I never remember whose turn it is!
Usually, we pop our corn in coconut oil and serve with Celtic Sea Salt. Sometimes the kids convince me to melt butter for it. For a really special treat, we make Peanut Butter Honey Popcorn. Try it and see just how finger-lickin’ good it is.
Peanut Butter Honey Popcorn Recipe
- Plain Popped Corn – a BIG bowl full, 8-12 cups
- Butter – unsalted (unless your PB is unsalted)
- Natural Peanut Butter – unsweetened, nothing added
Melt equal amounts butter, peanut butter and honey over low heat and whisk until well combined. How much you ask? Depends on how well coated you want your popcorn! Anywhere from 2-4 Tablespoons each should be good. Pour over popped corn and shake or stir until all mixed up. Enjoy!
Do your kids help in the kitchen? What’s their favorite thing to make?
While you’re over at Arabah Joy you’ll definitely want to read The Secret To Being A Happy Mom. It’s the BEST mothering article I’ve read in a long time.
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