Saturday, February 23, 2008

I love homeschooling

My middle daughter has been on a cooking kick for the last month or so. She is eleven years old. She started off cooking pancakes for breakfast and fairly simples dishes. The last couple weeks she been bringing home cookbooks from the library.

Today she made truffles! They were great. I'll be happy to let her make more.


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8 comments:

FatcatPaulanne said...

Thatis a great perk!

The Debt Doctor said...

Very glad to know that you eleven year old daughter started cooking. But stand close to her and look after her, while she work in kitchen.

Henry Cate said...

Good suggestion. With anything complicated my wife is always in the kitchen supervising and helping our daughter.

Crimson Wife said...

When I was in jr high, my parents required me to pay half the costs associated with my figure skating hobby (lessons, equipment, competition fees, etc). I earned money babysitting, petsitting, and doing odd jobs for other families but I also did extra chores at home. One of those was to cook dinner twice per week so that my mom could go to meetings of her church womens' auxiliary and her fiction writing group.

That was definitely a win-win situation for all of us. I learned to cook and to take responsibility for some of my own expenses and my mom was freed to pursue her own interests.

Sandra Foyt said...

Wow! I'll have to suggest truffles to my son.

So far, one of the benefits of homeschooling is that he has learned how to make scrambled eggs. Now, I can occasionally look forward to breakfast in bed.

If he can learn to make truffles, I can just laze around eating bon bons all day.

Henry Cate said...

Maybe some day you'll get truffles in bed!

jugglingpaynes said...

LOL! My 14yo has been perfecting snickerdoodles for the past couple of weeks with the family enjoying the fruits...erm, cookies of her labor.
And we get pancakes almost every Saturday morning courtesy of my 11yo son.
Peace and Laughter!

The Reluctant Homeschooler said...

I have three kids and currently just started homeschooling the oldest, a boy. Although the two younger girls have been in public school, they know how to bake and cook on their own. They are 12 and 14. The reason they know how to cook is because I've had them in the kitchen "helping" me from the time they were toddlers and were more hinderance than help. Yet their enthusiasm made up for their lack of ablity. With time, they could do more and more. I taught them how to follow recipes, and now how to simply make up recipes of their own for soups, stews, or stir-fries. The main thing, whether the kids are homeschooled or not, is taking TIME with your kids. Quality time. My younger daughter recenly said, "I feel sorry for my classmates who don't cook with their moms. They miss out on talking with them and sharing, like we do." How true.

Next year my girls will be homeschooled, and the class they're looking forward to most is the promised Asian cooking class! They'll be making dinners for the family - and enjoying it! And so will I...