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Summer Cooking Lessons: Chef Of The Day

May 2nd 2020 at 11:06 AM

Teach your kids to cook by using Chef Of The Day.

Summer is just around the corner, and that means I am busy putting together a fun, yet simple summer routine for the kids and I.  One of my favorite things to implement each summer is the Chef Of The Day.

Chef Of The Day is an easy system I have implemented to teach my kids how to cook.  It's so simple and the kids love getting a turn to be in charge.

Chef Of The Day

At the beginning of the summer each child chooses which day of the week they want to be the chef.  This will be their cooking day for the entire summer.

Each child is responsible for planning what dinner they will cook on their chosen day.

For example:

Child A chose Tuesday.

Child B chose Thursday.

Both children must come to me at the beginning of each week and tell me what dinner they want to make for that week.

This gives me time to add the ingredients to my grocery shopping list and add the meal to my weekly meal plan.

My only rule is they can't make the same dinner twice within one summer (otherwise we would be having spaghetti every single week!).

When it is the specific child's turn to cook dinner.  They help me in the kitchen as we prepare.  I teach them how to chop vegetables, measure ingredients and read a recipe.  They also help with setting the table.

The Results

As my childen have grown, so have their responsibilities.  Now that my oldest is 14 I allow her to take the lead in the kitchen, and I help out where needed.

My goal is that when the times comes for them to move away from home they will feel confident in the kitchen.

 

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What tricks do you have for teaching kids how to cook?

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