kids & cooking
August 11, 2011 9:35 AM Subscribe
recipes for a budding chef?
posted by msconduct to food & drink (14 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
so last weekend my 11-year old weekend guest & i made pesto, which i needed for a stuffed pork loin i was making. first time pesto-making for both of us. it went so well, we cut some more basil and made a second batch for him to take home to his family. he enjoyed the heck out of it, and we had a delicious end product, which we could taste-test instantly with some crackers.
the experiment was a success in part because 1) he got to use gadgets (food processor), 2) we didn't have to use exposed sharp blades (all chopping was done in the food processor), 3) it didn't require fire (didn't have to heat up the house), and 4) nothing (dishes, fingers, my cats, etc.) was harmed in the making.
he's VERY excited to tackle another cooking project, so i'm looking for something easy, fun, and delicious. it need not involve basil, and buying fresh ingredients is not a problem. ideas?