Kids in the Kitchen - An Attitude of Grattitude

This is a new series about teaching kids about money, by letting them help in the kitchen.

"Thank You Miss Love, for helping to make dinner tonight."

"Miss Love, Did you help make our dinner tonight? Well, Thank You."

"Your Welcome. And Mommy helped, too. Thank you Mommy for Dinner."

"Thank You Mommy and Miss Love."

"Your Welcome."

Doesn't that just make you want to smile? My favorite part is that nobody had to tell anybody to say "thank you."

But now Miss Love knows how good it feels to be appreciated and may be more likely to be thankful in the future. And the other kids had a great example of what it means to say thank you for the food.

And an attitude of gratitude is the whole point.

Here's the recipe and how Miss Love was able to help:

Auntie Sarah's Potato Cheese Chowder

5 med. Potatoes

3 cups boiling water

2 1/2 t. salt

6 T butter

6T flour

1/2 t. salt

1/4 black pepper

2 c. milk

2 c. grated cheddar cheese

2 t. mustard

  1. place potatoes, water and salt in big pot. Simmer covered about 20 min.

  2. melt butter in sauce pan

  3. blend in seasonings

  4. cook over low heat till mixture is smooth and bubbly

  5. stir in milk, boil 1 min.

  6. remove from heat and add cheese and mustard

  7. mix potatoes and cheese mix into one big happy pot.

I am standing right next to her, by the stove, to supervise that she is doing this safely. We have an electric stove, so I don't worry about an open flame.

Miss Love does the measuring and dumping, while Mommy does the chopping and the stirring.

This post is linked in to Meatless Monday, and Tasty Tuesday, and Works for me Wednesday

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