I am trying really hard to make sure my kids know how to cook so that when they are on their own, they know what to do. I remember leaving home and having no clue on how or what to do and I have slowly learned. So when I cook, I usually have at least 2 kids with me.
Last week we were in the mood for pie but I was not in the mood to cook with all of my kids. They tend to make a big mess. So what do I do? I told Luke (he is only 5 1/2 years old) to make a pie. I gave him a recipe for pumpkin pie and walked away. He had to get out all of his own ingredients, measuring cups, etc.
Luke made the filling with Jenna and Quinn. Yes, that is right I made a 5 year old make a pie with two 2 year olds as helpers. What could go wrong.
I didn’t totally walk away but I was busy making the crust and a blueberry/rhubarb pie with Ryan. Both the berry pie and pumpkin pie were great. I love the fact that I can just give a recipe to Luke and he can read it and make it on his own now. He even cleaned up all of the ingredients that he and I used for the two different pies. I don’t have any pictures of the pies because we ate them before I remembered. You will just have to take my word for it, they were really good.