Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homeschool Village Kids in the Kitchen

My girls have been a big help in the kitchen since they’re getting older and since I’ve started taking on more work responsibilities, etc.  Ashley (16) makes supper at least once a week – and that means deciding ahead of time what she will be preparing and making sure that the ingredients are either already in the pantry or on our grocery store list several weeks in advance.  She also loves making desserts – so she’s our in-house brownie-maker.  Some of her favorite suppers to prepare are Taco Bake, Hot Dog Casserole, and pasta. 

Gracie is often our lunch maker these days.  I think that she got sick of hearing me say “just a minute” so she decided to take matters into her own hands!  Now, she enjoys making ramen noodles and grilled cheese sandwiches.  I think we need to start adding to her repertoire soon. 

This  doesn’t really have anything to do with cooking, but Ashley has also pretty much taken over the dish-washing responsibilities in our house.  That’s not to say that I never do dishes anymore; but just that it’s mostly become her job.  Her favorite thing about it => she gets to talk on the phone while she’s washing!

Do your kids help in the kitchen?  If you’d like to share, or read more about this topic, please visit Homeschool Village (just click on the button above).


speed_of_life_165 Oh, and speaking of Homeschool Village --- I just found out this morning that I won this book from them: 

I’m pretty excited!  I think I need this:

What should I do next—grade the math test or tackle the laundry? Homeschooling at the Speed of Life gives you, a busy homeschooling mother, a thoughtfully thorough resource for bringing order back to your home and homeschool. In tune with today's pace, the book provides basic home-management principles, teaching parents how to de-clutter their homes, develop life skills in their children, tame the paper monster, and keep organized records.

Also emphasized are ways to build relationships and use the home as a center for hospitality and outreach. The book even includes Rockett's easily adaptable File-a-Plan organizing system on a bonus CD-ROM. You will be keeping up with your good work in no time!

I can’t wait to receive it! :)


Angela said...

It is great when you can get your kids to cook for you, that is one less thing on moms list-Awesome!


Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

That is awesome that you have had them cooking for you! I had mine making dinner on Saturday nights, but unfortunately I'd gotten away from it the last few months. I think it is time to start it again... :D

Cherees said...

That is cool that the girls will cook lunch and dinner! I am going to have to get my dd to start cooking dinner once in a while. :)

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