Tonight Caspar (8yrs) made dinner independently, and I'm so proud I wanted to share with you!
We were home late; it was raining and dark, and I didn't feel like cooking. We talked about what we would like to have, and Caspar suggested Quiche. We cook it all the time; it's easy and tasty, and there is usually enough for school lunches for the next day.
I gave Caspar the recipe and stayed nearby. He doesn't like using the oven, so that was the only part he needed help with, he can turn the oven on and put the food in, he just has trouble getting the cooked food out. He chopped and mixed and whisked away. He then made a small salad and even sliced the Quiche and plated it up. I could tell that he was really pleased, he even told his Nanna about it on the telephone afterwards. The Quiche looked and tasted fantastic.
We use a simple recipe but I love that he now remembers how to cook it, it will be easy for him to make it next time and isn't it a great life skill - to be able to cook a nutritious meal for yourself and others.
Caspar has good reading skills and obviously is capable of cooking a complete meal. It may look like a small accomplishment but to make the meal all by himself, it's a big deal to him!