Teaching my kids to cook is stressful. As they learn more skills, at any given moment, they could injure themselves. Obviously, this is true all the time, regardless of kitchen efforts, but cooking work is different. Seeing my son with a knife in his hand, forgetting to hold his bear claw, provokes unpleasant visions in … Continue reading Make a bear claw!
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My mom gave me a copy of Hungry Monkey a little while after our eldest was born, and I later left it in a Little Library somewhere in town. The book gave me a lot of encouragement as a young mom and I wanted to share it with someone else who might need it or … Continue reading Hungry Monkey
I made the granola last night so my son could try a recipe from a video he watched at school. He was so excited to get to work layering his parfait this morning that I needed to remind him to put his glasses on. When it was as good as he had hoped it would … Continue reading Breakfast parfait.
Six year old wants to help with Thanksgiving dinner.
My son asked if he could make Whatever It’s Called for Thanksgiving, and it was encouraging. First, my son believed that cooking for a holiday was something he should be involved in. This means my husband and I have succeeded, even a little bit, in altering the picture surrounding food preparation and family events. If … Continue reading Six year old wants to help with Thanksgiving dinner.
Whatever it’s called!
I realized very quickly after working with college students with intellectual disabilities that many of them had food preferences they hadn't shared or explored, because they had limited freedom to make their own meals, if any freedom at all. How do you learn to cook a vegetarian meal if everyone else doing most of the … Continue reading Whatever it’s called!
Sausage and Carrot Bowl
A couple of months ago, I shared how to make Ham and Carrot Bowl. This is a slightly more complicated version because a knife is needed. Other than exchanging the ham for a package of smoked brats (doesn't have to be brats, can be kielbasa or smoked sausage as well), the recipe remains the same. … Continue reading Sausage and Carrot Bowl