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Old 01-04-2015, 07:49 AM
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Preparing young ones for when they fly-the-coop!

Anyone start teaching cooking basics to their younger children, long in advance of them striking out on their own? What sorts of things did you teach them to make?
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DD1 took an interested in cooking after taking their version of Home Ec at 14. BUT she doesn't have the patients to cook a full meal.

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Yes we made sure they could not only do things that involved boiling water like eggs and noodles but also white sauce and roasted things like meats and veggies...baked goods too mostly quick breads, mixes, and bread maker doughs.

We also did change a flat tire, check your oil, and handle a gun.
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Fun to hear from you!

Aside from my youngest, who, when they reach an appropriate age where I can teach them, will get a crash course in simple basic kitchen affairs. As for my oldest four, I tutored them for months related to everything around the house. Basic cleaning, laundry basics, simple recipes and meals, food safety, food storage safety, and whatever else we happened upon at the time.

My boys weren't at all interested, however, my daughters embraced it which didn't come as no surprise, being the girly-girls that they are.

My husband even got involved trying to teach both parties manly things, and aside from it being an educational process, it was a BIG eye-opener for the kids.

As for my husband cooking for himself... I'm glad he has me! LOL!
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