My kitchen is not huge, it may not be the fanciest, but I have always had my kids in the kitchen with me. If I am cooking or baking chances are there are little hands helping me measure, throw away trash, or dump everything into a bowl. Oh and crack eggs. Kids LOVE to crack eggs. Sure they can be messy, but messes are easily cleaned, but memories aren’t as easily made.
The picture above is my oldest daughter when she was about two and a half helping me bake. She was in charge of measuring the flour. Not only does this give kids the knowledge and the confidence to cook for themselves later in life, they are learning math, measurements, science, & more.
On this day it was more of a finger-painting with flour lesson. This is what happens when mom turns her back for a minute. BUT, this is a memory that neither of us will forget.
Now days, she is making the sweet potato casserole by herself for with dinner and helping me cook and do the dishes on a nightly basis. Before long, she will be taking over and doing it all. I am so proud at the little cook she is becoming. However, the memories we are making together are far more precious to me.
You can get your kids involved in the kitchen with simple tasks like making their own Peanut Butter & Jellies. Or helping you sort the silverware. My kids love making and measuring their own snack bags, and treats like these Homemade Microwave Popcorn pouches.
My youngest daughter loves to help me bake. She is my future scientist….or impatient. I haven’t decided which yet. She loves to watch cakes, cookies and breads rise. It completely fascinates her.
I love the fact that Our American Kitchen isn’t perfect, but it is ours. It is full of kids, family, memories & love. One item that has been in every kitchen I have ever grown up in GE Appliances. My grandma’s oven where we baked those cookies was a GE. The dishwasher that helped clean up my daughter’s mess was a GE, and the fridge where my youngest stores her world famous PB&J sandwiches is a GE. I am sure GE Appliances are going to find their way into my kitchen for years to come!
Check out how GE Appliances have found their way into this families American Kitchen.
The Richard’s Family story brought tears to my eyes. We too have dinner around the table as a family each night. Something that I used to think was totally normal, but many families no longer do. It’s amazing how they have brought their adoptive family together and still celebrate everyones uniqueness with the cuisine of their country. I hope that we will be blessed with many more years sharing memories in the kitchen and around the table with our family!
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