Family fun in the kitchen and safe cooking!
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It’s well known that cooking as a family from an early age is empowering for the kids and you. It helps to build their confidence and is a great way to spend quality time together.
Teaching your children to cook also gives them a fun, engaging way to understand what’s good for them and what’s not and why it’s important to eat healthy, hearty homemade dishes (most of the time!).
Spending time together in the kitchen is also a great way to set the kids up for later life. It’s a fantastic way to encourage them to think about different foods and ingredients, teach them basic cooking skills and provide them with basic recipe ideas and inspiration.
We all remember cooking staple dishes like shepherd’s pie, Mum’s stew, chilli and pasta as well as learning the basics like making scrambled eggs, omelettes and fillings for jacket potatoes. Cooking and eating together as a family also means the kids are more likely to try new dishes like a curry or noodles.
With our busy lives managing school, work, running the home and not to mention extra-curricular activities, it can often be difficult to fit in an afternoon of baking or pie making. It’s definitely worth the effort though, and one of our New Year’s resolutions for 2018.
Whilst cooking with the kids is a fun way to spend the afternoon, being safe in the kitchen is the most important ingredient to a successful dish! With the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) reporting that 13 under five-year olds are severely burnt or scalded in the home every day, safety in the kitchen is paramount. In fact, a hot drink can still scald a small child up to fifteen minutes after it has been made.
We all have good intentions in the kitchen, but it can help to have a quick refresher, especially if you’re cooking with a toddler for the first time. Starting with simple, safety rules makes the experience a lot more enjoyable for you and your children. Why not try coming up with the kitchen rules together? That way children are more likely to follow them and most importantly remember them too!
We’ve put together our top tips for the kids which should be the best ingredients to help you have a safe family kitchen:
1. Always make sure you cook with an adult in the kitchen and never on your own
2. Roll up your sleeves and tie back long hair
3. Wash your hands before you start and dry them too
4. If you can’t quite reach the worktop use a stool or wooden step and only use these in the presence of an adult
5. Practice good knife safety tips by always having an adult present, always pick up knives by the handle and never leave them on the worktop or in a washing up bowl full of water
6. Wipe up spills as you go, wet spots can be sloppy
7. Always use oven gloves to handle anything from the oven, microwave or the hob
8. Make sure you hold pan handles when stirring dishes on the hob to prevent them from slipping off
9. Keep electrical cords away from the oven and hob
10. When taking pans off the hob, make sure all the rings are turned off
11. If you burn yourself make sure you tell an adult immediately
12. Always listen to an adult
13. Turn everything off when you’ve finished
14. Ask before you lick!
15. Enjoy yourself and get cooking!
We hope these handy tips will help you and your family to cook up something yummy in your kitchen. Don’t forget to share your dishes, cakes, pudding and pies with us and keep up to date with all our latest news on Facebook|Twitter
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