Cooking with kids– How to series 5 level 1 B recipes
Cooking with kids level 1 recipes can be divided to two groups: A. Ready to make and B. Pre prep. Here are some ideas for level B, which require a bit of pre prep by an adult or an advanced child.
If you pre slice the strawberries then Strawberry Polka Dot cow parfait could be a good breakfast, snack or dessert.
If you pre chop the ingredients to Southern caviar it is a measure, mix, then dip with chips snack!
If you pre cook the noodles then this crock pot Macaroni and cheese recipe becomes a quick measure, mix, dump side dish. We do not recommend recipes that require heating in the beginning of this series but the heat of a crock pot does not become an issue due to the fact that the crock pot is not turned on till all of the recipe requirements are completed. The child should be in no danger of coming in contact with the heat.
Almost every crock pot recipe could be a cooking with kids level one recipe if you pre prep the ingredients so your child simply measures, mixes and dumps. Here are a few ideas:
This is a very easy Mexican Minestrone soup.
Another great soup (with a safety tip about cooking the ground beef)- Stuffed Bell Pepper soup
Your child helper could do the first three steps of this Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken.
Check the cooking for a month or freezer cooking recipes. Those recipes require prep of ingredients prior to freezing so the meal recipe is minimal.
Note: Many food processors and other chopping devices have a safety precaution that keeps it from turning on despite being plugged in , unless all pieces are in place. Therefore these tools are quite safe for chldren once the blade and other parts are in place. However, if you use these with your children you need be sure the child does not touch the blade as they are removing the chopped items.