Do you make something special...

@marguicha (128555)
Chile
September 7, 2009 6:20pm CST
when you play at the kitchen with the children? I´m a granma now and part of the fun they have here ( including the teenagers) is making special trats with me at the kitchen. When my daughters were little, I did the same. We had our kitchen fun on saturday and we made food for the whole weekend. I recogknise that afterwards there´s some big cleaning up job, but it is fun. When they get older and have things to do, it´s a way of bribing them to come to visit. How is it with you? Do you do something like that?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 Sep 09
My grandson likes to help me cook when he is here & i let him. I don't think he gets to do that home & he really seems to enjoy cooking. He loves cheese & his favorite dish for us to make is mac & cheese. He keeps eating the cheese when he is cutting off some to go in the pan.
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@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
8 Sep 09
Funny enough, my grandsons are more interested in cooking than my grandaughter. They love to make chocolate chip cookies from scratch and I make some wonderful and easy pumpkin fritters. Two years ago I made Christmas cookies with my 6 year old granson but after that I ruled out that treat. I spent a lot of time taking colorful little balls from the floor and under the table.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
8 Sep 09
GRANDCHILDREN are so special even when they make a mess, lol.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Kitchens aren't just for daughters and granddaughers anymore. Many sons and grandsons love to cook, if given the opportunity. Many of the world's best chefs are men, and who knows? Many some of them got their starts in grandma's kitchen too.
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@med889 (5954)
8 Sep 09
I like to make something special when my mother is not at home as she will not watch on to me when I take something to prepare something else or she will not scold me when a food has gone wrong, so I look in my recipe book and try to make something especial for the family (if the food is good), for my grandma who does not ask too many questions and eat it and for my boyfriend who thinks I do not know how to cook.
@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
You might talk to your mother that you´d like to cook. Maybe she will be willing to teach you and so she won´t scold you.
@nuar_y (279)
• Malaysia
9 Sep 09
I ususally play in my kithcen with my niece & nephews, 6 of them. They'll help me baking cakes, muffins and bread. We laugh together, do all the baking job together. We have a really good times. When all is done, we'll serve the cakes with tea, and watch TV together. We do it once in a month, and all of them loves it.
@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
10 Sep 09
Sounds like you are a dream uncle.
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@nuar_y (279)
• Malaysia
10 Sep 09
Awww.... u make me blush! Thanks for the compliment. I'm not a perfect kind of uncle, but trying my best to make them happy. That's more important for me. =)
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
8 Sep 09
When my son was really little, whenever I could, I'd plate his food in such a way that it looked like a face. For example, if we were having spaghetti, a slice of Italian bread was in the center (for the face), with two mushroom eyes, and a piece of tomato for the mouth. The wild head of hair around the 'face' was the spaghetti. As soon as he was able, he started cooking with me in the kitchen. Then when he got older still, I helped him...lol. I really wanted him to go to a culinary school, but his passion (besides cooking) was cars, so he went to a collision repair school. But while he was in school, he earned money on the side by catering small parties. He still loves to cook, and produces a lot of healthy dishes. Teaching our kids to love food and cooking is a wonderful gift we can give them. It's well worth the small prices of those clean-ups from the early days.
@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
You are so right! Even if the children don´t se up that knowledge professionally, they will be able to eat nice food made by them. I love to cook and it has helped me a lot in my social life now that I´m a widow. My friends love my food so they visit me often. And then they repay by taking me out which is not on my budget. Tomorrow I have a little boyfriend with whom I´ll make pumpkin fritters. It´s my 8 years old grandson. My daughter will come wiol her laptop and work while we cook. Then we´ll invite her for a sort of mixture of tea and diner.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Food is the way to a man's heart...even if they're only 8 years old...lol. Sounds like a nice evening planned, hope you have a great time!
@irishmist (3819)
• United States
9 Sep 09
All three of my grankids love cooking up things in them kitchen with me. I enjoy teaching them different things. We always have a ball!!! And eating the food is so much fun as well, plus they help me clean up.
@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I still have to teach them to clean up afterwards but my grandsons love to cook.
• United States
8 Sep 09
I did used to have kitchen days with my kids. It was always great fun. I remember when my daughter was only about 6 and we made biscuits together! Flour was everywhere! It was great! I was a single mother and was trying to go to school and both my kids were in junior high. I used to take weeks "off" from cooking and they each had their week to plan the meals, purchase the food and prepare them each evening. I did it more as stress relief, but it turned out that they learned how to cook! It was great fun, even though for awhile we ate a lot of hotdogs and macaroni and cheese!
@marguicha (128555)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I see many young women now that have never put waterto boil. It´s wonderful that your kids learned how to cook. Mine did too and it´s impotrtant, specially in rainy days.
• India
8 Sep 09
ya i try to make something special for my friends and family whenever possible. it not only makes them feel special but gives me a gr8 feeling too. i am more into short and sweet recipes.