Cooking with kids
I love to cook. And what I always wanted to do was to teach some kids how to cook. What should I do?
Sorry for the sassy first reply, but look into some big brother/big sister programs or mentoring programs in your area. Plenty of time to be a positive roll model while bonding over rolling out pasta or chopping veg.
Do you have any nieces or nephews whose parentals are too busy or don't love cooking? I think that would be very satisfying as well though I like the 4H/Big Bros/Sis ideas too.
Started a "girls weekend" with niece when she was about 7-8. Would bring her to my house... sometime after T-Day... to start holiday baking... cookies. We'd make a MESS of the kitchen, but always had fun. She learned how to measure ingredients at an age when she was learning fractions in school... a skill that MOST teens seem to totally forget by 9th grade??
One time we actually made pop-corn from kernels (in a pot with a glass lid for watching)... she was MESMERIZED!! Also dusted off rarely used waffle iron... she had NO idea what it was before I opened it up. Even then didn't know!?! Kinda sad that the ONLY pop-corn she ever had came from a microwave or movie theater &only waffles came from toaster.