Back for month three of “What The Kids Cooked“! Getting kids in the kitchen is really important. Teaches them leadership, life skills and respect! Time to share what the kids cooked in March! Excited to continue this monthly update to the blog!
WHAT THE KIDS COOKED – MARCH EDITION
Goals, I am kind of obsessed with them! I shared in January that I wanted to start a new tradition/routine with the kids getting in the kitchen with me and cooking! Well, here we are again. We made it through month two and it was a success!
RECAP – THE PLAN
A few days before their evening to cook, I sit down with them and we go through cook books and Pinterest finding a recipe they would like to try. We make a shopping list and I order our groceries online. If COVID wasn’t happening, I would make sure they came with me to the store to see that side of the plan as well. When the evening comes, they join me in the kitchen. We prepare the meal and side dishes and they are also responsible for setting the table. And now it is time to share what the kids cooked in March!
March Was Still Crazy
February was crazy and I was hoping that we could get back on track for March but with Spring Break it proved to be another crazy time but we made it work. For March the kids each prepared dinner once. Jude is way more excited about this new routine than Teagan but both of them have done great and I am so proud of them.
Jude – Cream Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas
As I said, Jude is really into this new cooking routine and doesn’t want to do anything too easy. This guy wants to cook! For his meal he decided to prepare some enchiladas. He loves spicy foods but Teagan and I are not a big fan of the spice so he decided to use some mild green chiles and cream cheese to make a super delicious weekend meal.
Jude really enjoyed preparing this meal because there was a lot of steps. We decided to do flour tortillas since he doesn’t like corn tortillas…I think this recipe still turned out great. We also decided to pick up some already prepared green chili to pour over the enchiladas rather than making our own. Maybe next time we will make our own.
Teagan – Chicken Sandwiches on Pretzel Buns
I have to really push Teagan to think about what she wants to prepare for dinner. For March she told me that she wanted “soft chicken” sandwiches on pretzel buns and felt like it wasn’t a hard enough meal for her to prepare. For the record, “soft chicken” is breaded chicken patties.
Her very favorite way to enjoy a sandwich is on pretzel buns! YUM! After I told her that we can absolutely make these sandwiches she was on board. I think she felt like cooking dinner means you have to cook from scratch. The way our March went we actually made these on a school night so it worked perfectly.
She still had to read the prep directions and build the sandwiches and bake the fries and chicken. Sure, it was a fast meal but it was yummy and she was pretty proud of those sandwiches!
Teachable Moment – It’s Okay To Cut Corners
I love finding at least one teachable moment as we do this new cooking routine and for March it was all about being okay with cutting corners and using items to create a semi home cooked meal! For Jude we used prepared green chili and for Teagan we used frozen chicken patties and frozen fries. The whole point of me making this goal with the kids is to show them how to get meals on the table, eating out less and give them a glimpse into how much work it takes to feed your loved ones. We are three months in and I think they are learning a ton. I cannot wait to see what they cook next!
WHAT THE KIDS COOKED:
DO YOU GET YOUR KIDS IN THE KITCHEN TO HELP YOU PREPARE FAMILY MEALS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEIR FAVORITE RECIPES TO PREPARE?
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