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Thursday, July 10th, 2008

My Helper

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 bring 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!