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Old 11-16-2005, 01:46 PM   #11
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My daughter and I cooked alot together when she was younger. She learned alot by watching and by helping. Now, at age 14, she can make alot of things on her own. Whenever I make something for dinner that she doesnt like, she creates a meal for herself.
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:58 PM   #12
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Cris's daughter Lucilla (just turned 10) is obviously interested. She always enjoys giving her contribution when we are making something in the kitchen. I don't think she gets a lot of opportunity as her mother (who she usually live with) lost interest in cooking and only do bare minimum for their dinners. I like involving her to our kitchen activity, also because she is much less finicky when she helped cooking the food herself, she likes to eat what she worked on.
I remember while I was growing up I was practically "banned" from any kitchen activity, as my mother had this conviction that I would either chop off my finger or blow up the whole kitchen. I taught myself everything from scatch about cooking when I started to live independently. I always wished I could have started much earlier, so I would encourage any children who are interested to participate.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:18 PM   #13
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My grandson, Owen and I made peanut butter chocolate cookies this afternoon (from a mix with chocolate kisses on top). He took most of them home with him. They were good.
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:48 AM   #14
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I remember while I was growing up I was practically "banned" from any kitchen activity, as my mother had this conviction that I would either chop off my finger or blow up the whole kitchen. I taught myself everything from scatch about cooking when I started to live independently. I always wished I could have started much earlier, so I would encourage any children who are interested to participate.
This happened with me also urnmaniac. Mum was always shooing me out of the kitchen (even into my late teens) with a terse "Out - you're in the way". Not that the kitchen at home was small in any way, but I think Mum was just 'territorial' so to speak. I cant think of any other explaination.

On the positive side, I think that my own interest in cooking peaked when I became independent also. It was a case of having to learn when I lived solo for a few years, and discovered how much fun it was. The fun hasn't stopped.
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:01 AM   #15
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My grandson helped me "pop the beans" last night. My dd used to call it "pinch the beans" and my mom always said "snap the beans". One more generation and I have no idea how we will treat the poor beans.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:23 AM   #16
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All of us love to cook (except the 14 month old) and we all look forward to the 4-H food show that pops up in October!

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