We do alot of cooking together usually baking or treats but also salads and dinners.
Sometimes one or more of the children ask to do their 'very own recipe'. Mumma needs to be in the right frame of mind for this very creative process as I step out of the way and let the child go for it.
We've had 'very special mixed up salad just for daddy', (which he happily ate while being scrutinised as to weather it was ok, which it was of course).
We've had cakes, muffins which were meant to be biscuits and recently by 7yog we had these lovely looking completely made up marshmallow muffins. 'Mumma you should take a photo of these for your blog , I'll go write the recipe!'. This particular batch of baking experimentation didn't get eaten as so
metimes happens which can make the young chef a little downhearted but we focus on what worked and what could have been added to make it more like it was intended.
It is alot of fun for them to be free in the
kitchen and it also builds their confidence and knowledge in the cooking process.