Sunday, April 29, 2012

Kids Helping With Breakfast- Crepes and Bacon

Crepes in the pan
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Kids love to help out in the kitchen.  My girls are always telling me they want to be a cook just like me when they grow up :) I am not a professional cook, but they all enjoy my cooking so I will take this as a compliment.

Strawberries and bananas for our crepes
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I don't like them using sharp objects and we are careful with the stove and oven, so we pick different tasks they can each do.  My oldest is learning a little on the stove, but my youngest is too young.  Today we made crepes and bacon.  I was the only one who cooked the bacon since we did it on the stove and well, bacon grease splatters!

They helped me with the crepes.  Your kids can find some way to help out with meals too without risking getting hurt.  With the crepes, they can measure the ingredients, crack the eggs and stir the batter.  We put bananas and strawberries in ours, so of course the kids could cut the strawberries and bananas.  They are both soft enough to use a butter knife.  Tho it is easier to use a butter knife for the bananas, it can be done with strawberries too.

Crepes and bananas
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My oldest cooked the crepes on the stove for the first time.  She got the hang of it quickly and she had fun helping Mommy with breakfast.  Her crepes turned out to be a success! I use a recipe I found for crepes, which is on Allrecipes.com and here is the recipe: Basic Crepes Recipe.  I follow this one, only I double it and add about a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

We had a delicious breakfast that the kids helped me make! Add orange juice to this and we were all set :)
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