My son loves to cook. He has always been fascinated with the kitchen. When he was in a walker he would stay in the kitchen while i cooked. I just thought he loved me so much he wanted to be in the same room I was. Well, now I know. He was just learning the fine art of not burning himself. I was a good one to learn that from. At that time I was just learning the same thing. So, he learned as I did. He should know how to not cut himself too by now. Ha! Ha! This is the very reason I have at least 4 boxes of band aids and 2 Aloe Vera plants.
He is now at the age where I can let him help in the kitchen. I often try to make things he can help me with. Not with supper or anything like that, but with other things. We have made pudding together before. I thought that that was a good place to start. Now he has helped me make Rice Krispie Treats. I don't exactly think that they are all that great, but he loves them. I added a little peanut butter to them and he tears them up.
Today we made banana muffins together. He mainly just stirs. I had bananas that needed to be eaten or go bad, so I thought this would be fun for him to do. I didn't really have a banana muffin recipe, so I just made one up. I have to do some modifications to it now. I learned that I didn't need to use all 3 bananas and I may not really have needed the applesauce I added ether. I would love to find a great cook book that has recipes made for kids. This may mean a trip to the book store in a few weeks.
They fell a little because I opened the oven and showed them to Will. You live and learn! Next time he will just have to look through the oven door.