Cooking With Children and The Benefits It Has
It's getting to be that time of year where many days it's just too cold to go outside to play with your children. One of my all time favorite things to do on these not so nice days (other than curl up on the couch and watch movies) is to get my kids into the kitchen. Yes, I love to bake and cook with my kids. It so therapeutic and rewarding.
I have a great time teaching my kids how to cook and I know they love it to. It not only provides us with quality time, but it helps provide them with a great foundation for later in life. I feel that if they know how to cook they will be more apt to use these skills when they get out on their own.
I also know that the success they feel when we have created a delicious masterpiece gives them a sense of self-accomplishment which in turn gives children a huge self-confidence boost. Having your kids in the kitchen with you can be a great time to teach both healthy food choices and basic math skills.
Lately my kids have been enjoying baking healthy treats for our pets. I thought I would include a treat recipe for cats to help get you and your kids baking away!
Christine's Kitty Munchies
1/2 Canned mackerel - drained
1 Cup whole grain bread crumbs
1 TBS Vegetable oil
1 egg - beaten
1/2 TSP Brewer’s yeast (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl mash the mackerel with a fork into tiny pieces.
Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop mixture by 1/4 teaspoonful’s on to a greased cookie pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Let COOL before serving to your pet! Store in air tight container in refrigerator.
Originally found: http://www.petloveshack.com/pettreats.html