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Poll: Have You Ever Cooked With Kids?

Have You Ever Cooked With Kids?

If you woke up this morning consumed with the dread that it's Monday, cheer up. It's not any old start to the week. Today is Family Day, and millions of Americans will be preparing and sitting down to dinner with their children. The occasion got me thinking that I need to spend more time with little ones in the kitchen — I rarely do so. What about you? How often do you invite kids into your kitchen?

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tiaramh tiaramh 7 years
years ago i made a mistake by letting my nephew "help" me cook - i was carrying a cup of hot melted butter which i somehow spilled on him, burning his shoulder. I was fairly young myself so i didnt really think that anything could go wrong. In the future i would only ever let kids help with cold foods or make sure to keep them seated while let them stir a mix or something like that.
biggiefootie biggiefootie 7 years
My job is to coordinate childrens afterschool programs... Our most popular one is called Kids in the Kitchen. We have a waitlist over 100 kids long! I work in an area that has a lot of economically disadvantaged families, who are used to eating alot of convenience food. Alot of the kids are actually surprised that tacos don't actually come out of a yellow box! Cooking with kids is so much fun. And, once we are done cooking, we sit down and have a great meal all together... I probably learn more from the kids!
muse2323 muse2323 7 years
When I was a baby-sitter, I used to make cookies and let kids help preparing meals. But alas, my niece lives 4000 miles away and we have yet to have kids. If we do have kids, they will certainly be invited to help in the kitchen.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I cook with my friends' kids (ages 4 and 3) sometimes, but my little nephew is a bit too young to do anything but make a mess. I can't wait til he's a little older so I can bake cookies and stuff with him.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
My 3 and 7 year old daughters are my soux chefs! I cook with them every day!
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
My 24 year old just does not like to help out in the kitchen..........
simplystella simplystella 7 years
I don't have kids yet, but I think I would be a little worried to have them around the kitchen. I'm afraid it could get dangerous - maybe because I'm clumsy and I often hurt myself while cooking :P
prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
my 7 yr old sister...its so much fun
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
My younger daughter is 9 yr old, and we made cookies / cakes all the time. She is such a good helper - She know where I put all my ingredients.
Shanabbey1215 Shanabbey1215 7 years
My 4 yr old loves to be in the kitchen helping. We have aprons, and kids sized tools. She is a great dumper.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
my brother is 11 years younger than me and I've cooked with him plenty of times, its so fun!
bellaressa bellaressa 7 years
I couldn't vote b/c there was no option for me. I use to volunteer with a cooking program that showed kids how to cook different recipes from start to finish - teaching them how to prep, cut, measure, and cook the meal. I did this in the summers and it was a great experience.
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