November is a great time to do some cooking with your child. Below
are some recipes of simple yet educational cooking projects.
A great fall cooking project to do with your children is to make sweet
The sweet potato and cranberry recipies were taken from Super Snacks
(c) Totline Publications
Place ½ pint of whipping cream in a pint jar.
Help your child shake the jar until the cream thickens. Children
love watching it turn into butter. Pour off excess liquid and rinse
with cold water. Sprinkle with salt and blend in salt with a spoon.
Spread on breads or crackers.
Line muffin tins with paper liners. Fill them 1/3 full
with your favorite muffin batter. Have your child place a surprise
in each cup. Such as; a cube of cheese, a marshmallow, a piece of
pineapple or apple. Cover surprise with remaining batter and bake
as directed. Let your child help serve these surprise muffins to
other family members.
Start this cooking experience with a trip to the grocery
store. Let your child choose one of many different kinds of vegetables;
such as, one carrot, one celery, one turnip, one potato, one onion,
one zucchini, one tomato, etc. When you return home let him help
wash the vegetables and depending on his age let him help dice them
Place diced vegetables in a large cooking pot with 2 quarts water.
Let vegetables boil on a low heat for l hr. Watch the water and
add more if it boils down. Add stock to the water or bouillon and
season to taste. When the soup is almost ready, small pieces of
cooked meat or foul can be added. One-half pound of hamburger (fried
and drained) added to the soup makes a hearty meal.
Let your child help you make fruit salad for dinner.
Help them peel and dice an apple, an orange and a banana. You can
make a simple dressing with 3 T. mayonnaise and 3 T. milk with l
t. sugar and 1 t. lemon juice.
Mix l and ¾ cups rolled oats, 1 ¼ cups flour and ½
cup brown sugar by hand. Cut in ½ cup margarine until crumbly.
Place half of the mixture in a baking sheet. Cover with cranberry
sauce (l lb. Can, whole cranberries). Add remaining oat mixture and
press down well. Bake 45 minutes at 350*, until brown and crusty.
Cut in squares and serve cool.