Dinnertime used to be hard. It was a constant juggling of entertaining Chase, keeping her from destroying something and getting food on the table. It’s getting better though, at 18 months she’s a pretty good helper and rolling up her sleeves and getting her hands dirty seems to be something she’s into. These are a few things that she can do in the kitchen to help with dinner:
Dump- things I’ve chopped into a pot.
Season- food with salt and pepper from little bowls.
Add- ingredients like bay leaves from a bag or container, a shake of dried herbs, a scoop of flour or a spoonful of cinnamon.
Stir- we made this brine for a chicken diablo recipe Erin gave us and Chase loooved stirring the big tup of brine.
Mash- she can get a pretty good smash using a pastry blender instead of a regular potato masher.
Oh, and taste. She makes a fine taster.
How do you get your little ones involved in the kitchen? We’ll be MIA for a few days but I’ll catch up with you next week!