My mama taught us girls well. We didn’t know it at the time, nor do I think we truly appreciated what she was teaching us at the time, but what she taught us all int he kitchen, has proven to be the best knowledge ever passed down.
The art of cooking that is.
My earliest memory of cooking in the kitchen had to of been when I was 4 or maybe even younger. I was cooking my grandma Francis’ recipe for pumpkin pie- happens to be my favorite pie of all time to this day.
There were even a few retro pictures of us in the kitchen. My eyes swelled up with my tongue sticking out and a grin the size of Texas on my face, knowing that all the work I was putting into stirring would benefit me once I got a piece of that pie.
I have been cooking ever since. More importantly, I am passing down the legacy of cooking to my children. They all have a role in the house in relation to the kitchen, all age appropriate. Marley, who is now 8, can make a full meal with little guidance, as long as mama does the chopping.
Marley was given the direction to look on pintrest, find something she wanted to make us for dinner and I was her sous chef.
I have to say, I was one proud mama, she made this creamy tortellini soup that was to die for!
Do you put your kids to work in the kitchen? What age did they/ will they start?