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Little Guy Cooks

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.
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!
His soup had:

1 potato
2 carrots
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.


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