Monday, July 11, 2011

cooking week

this past week was COOKING week at the wids. monday we were still celebrating the 4th with family so on tuesday we went to the library and got some kids cook books and some books about cooking before there was electricity. the above cookbook was a gift from mom last summer. it was by far our favorite.

tuesday the kids looked through our books and decided what we wanted to make for breakfast lunch and dinner for the rest of the week.

they learned about making a menu and garret helped me write our a shopping list.

going grocery shopping is my least favorite thing to do, especially with the kids but i knew this was all part of the process of cooking. i wanted to teach them the importance of having a list and shopping and paying for our food. kenzie was awesome and stayed home with the two littlest and i took the bigger to the store. it wasnt as bad i had thought :)

i will share our menu here, sometimes that is the hardest part for me. coming up with something to cook.

tuesday was a pretty simple day:
breakfast: cold cereal- garret poured the milk for everyone
lunch: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches- they each used a knife and made their own sandwiches. even brenna. she was so proud and they all did a really great job
dinner: chicken in the crock pot with rice and carrots

the rest of our yummy week coming up soon.

thankful for:
a husband that works so hard so we can afford our groceries
fun cookbooks with lots of pictures
kids that loved learning how to cook
kenzies extra helping hands
watching my kids try new things and being proud of themselves
time with cousins
our independence
the soldiers that did fight and are still fighting for our freedom
camp staff and campers
friends that god placed in my life
the feeling of peace that has only come from god, that i can actually "survive" this summer with dave being at camp full time. never felt this way before in the summer. SO thankful. God is good.


Tara said...

Cooking week is a great idea! My two love to help in the kitchen so I might see if our library has that book! So fun!

Ruth Poirier said...

hope you had fun cooking with the kids, who did the clean up? haha