With my son I just started with little things.Basically all the edge business.
Like what do I need for a particular dish.
I then wrote a menu on the calendar (we are still doing, ‘ what are we going to eat? ‘ every day;)) and then I went to ask him what do you think it belongs to.
Then we went to gather all the ingredients and see what we had to do with it.When he was a little smaller, I let him do all the ‘ spoon ‘ things. As for example make a garlic sauce. Then I let him put everything ready, garlic, mayonnaise or Greek yogurt, parsley, mint etc. With something like that, little can go wrong.
When he got a little bigger he could just stick a knife well and I learned to cut it vegetable.Wash first. Then cut into cubes and tips to cut tricky ‘ shapes ‘ like, for example, a zucchini simply into pieces.
Now he’s 11, so he’s now just going to work with toasted sandwiches and he can cook a breeze.In everything he cools. Sometimes he writes something up, so it is expected that he can just be in the kitchen within a few years.
As a child I often made lasagne.I found that relatively easy (from a packet).
Or for example spaghetti with red sauce and minced meat.Shoarma with pita bread and iceberg lettuce. Of course, I do not know what the children can do.
Another tip, on many websites you also have children’s recipes.My son, for example, has taken away how you can make applesauce yourself. Very nice and everything is taken with movies, so still fun too.
First butter hams, then tosti.
After Bamisoep, stir egg, and soup (first pack or look, then packet.)
This depends on how old and how interested the children are.And what their taste is.
For young children (say elementary school) who like to learn how to cook, you have to take into account short attention, so preferably simple things that are ready quickly, preferably something that they find good.Also think of safety. Baking a cake is safe when you put the mould in the oven. Making a wok dish in a hot wok is not safe for many children.
For young children who do not want to learn to cook, do not bother.Comes later though. Don’t force it, cooking should be fun. You can see if you can create an interest with clever tricks, but don’t put it in a hurry. No rush, they still have a whole puberty for themselves.
For teenagers, the story changes because of its appearance when they have to learn to cook from home.But also here the interest can be different. If a teenager does not really want to cook but understands that it is smart to learn, think together about what food is that a student wants to make (little money, often little time), and that he/she likes. Start with the easy dishes. Agree when you are going to make this together, do things before and then put them together. Don’t do it more often than once a week or every two weeks as long as he/she doesn’t like it. They don’t have to like it, but they have to be able to do it if they live independently.
And a teenager who likes to cook?You have to make a good start! They do find recipes and ideas on the Internet and find that much nicer to make than the bleary ideas of their parents. But this doesn’t mean you don’t have to help. Show interest. If they want to make a recipe, just take it and ask what appeals to them. If a tricky technique is needed, ask if they would like help. Ask questions to make them think, but let them think for themselves and respect their choice. Make sure you stay in the neighbourhood but only mind when it’s really necessary (flame in the pan, water damage, that kind of extremes) or if they ask your help. Accept that it will fail every now and then, laugh it away, consider it as a learning experience and then join the children to invent an emergency solution for eating (fries and pizza are often good ideas). Even if you had predicted beforehand that something would not succeed and you were right, then (then RIGHT!) you should not do “told you So” (they also know so so do not rub it) but stay positive because they can in any case try and learn from it.