Last year, I posted a question on my Facebook page asking if any moms out there knew of a good kids’ cookbook. I didn’t receive many responses, but the majority that I did receive, mentioned the Pampered Chef kids’ cookbook. Naturally, it was out of print.
Well, a few months later, I stumbled upon that very cookbook on homeschoolclassifieds.com for $3! I ordered it, wrapped it up for Christmas and presented it to all of the kids! For over a year now, I’ve had a routine of taking one child with me each week to buy groceries. It’s a fun thing for them, and for me. We get to visit, just the two of us. They can help select which cereal to buy, flavor of ice cream, etc. They get to pick up a free cookie at the store’s bakery, and they really love that. (Yes, all children get a free cookie!) They can even take a few dollars of their own money along and buy a candy bar at the checkout. Upon purchasing this new cookbook, I added a new tradition to this one. Each week, the child who goes with me to the store also gets to pick out a recipe from the cookbook to make with me! Today, Laci made her selection: Banana Cream Pie!
2 thoughts on “Putting Fun in the Schedule”
Umm, the pie looks good! I think you have a great idea to take a different child to the store with you each week. It's a wonderful way to have quality time with each child and also to help them learn many financial, nutritional,and other skills. The addition of the recipe/cooking choice will enhance your special time together.
What a fun tradition! That pie looks YUMMY!