I had to put together a crock pot meal this morning. I thought it would be a good opportunity to involve my daughter, and teach her some basics of cooking. I love doing crock pot meals. Everything goes in one pot, and you let it cook all day.
We started off by putting the meat into the crock pot. I let my daughter do that. Then, we added the salt and pepper. I measured them out into the palm of her hand. She liked that. I let her chop up some celery, showing her the proper way to hold the celery so that she wouldn’t cut her fingers.
I cut up the onions and potatoes for the crock pot. Then I asked her what vegetables she wanted in it. She picked tomatoes and corn. I added some extra seasoning, and that was it. I explained to my daughter how you wanted to start with celery, onions, potatoes, meat, salt, pepper, and water when making a stew. Then, you added whatever else you were in the mood for. I also added in a couple of bouillon cubes for extra flavor.
It was nice to start off the morning this way. Do you cook with your children?