One of the best ways I know to create memorable bonding time with kids is cooking together! I have some great memories of cooking with my kids and when I make some of the simple but tasty dishes we made together, I can still see their big beautiful eyes and smiling faces staring up at me. Often, the dishes we made were tow or three ingredients and many were seasonal.
I especially remember the times we made meals together on a tight budget. These times were the most special and we added to the memory by giving them fun names while we pretended to be eating gourmet food made with basic, inexpensive ingredients.
As we continue to spend time with the kids this summer, take time to create memories in the kitchen! You will not regret it and the memories will provide tons of smiles for the rest of your life and theirs!
Here are a few of my favorite children’s cook books that have some easy to create recipes the whole family can get involved with making.