We decided that it would be fun for Little Guy to be in charge of a meal every week. Yes, he is 5. Kids will reach as high as you set the bar, so why put a limit on their abilities? He surprised me! I thought for sure he was going to want to make corn dogs or something. Instead he decided to make a soup in the crock pot, selecting all the ingredients on his own.
His soup had:
|Little guy scrubbed the potatoes and carrots (we always leave the skins on) and plucked the leaves off the broccoli. These are the 3 fresh veggies he chose for his soup.|
|Putting ingredients into the crock pot.|
|Soup is ready.|
|He even made Jello Jigglers for desert!|
1 head of broccoli
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 8oz bag of shredded mozzarella
1/2 box shell noodles
Probably 10 cups of water (that is a nearly full 8 quart crock pot)
Things he learned from his cooking day:
- Noodles should not be in a crock pot for 8 hours. They practically dissolved.
- If you make a big meal, it can last more than 1 week. He made enough for 3 meals!
- Crock pots are very easy to cook in.