Do your children eat everything set in front of them?
Yeah, neither do mine.
That’s why when I was introduced to Catherine McCord’s fantastic blog Weelicious I was hooked.
You see, I was always of this mind set that I’m a pretty decent cook, confident around the kitchen, my children should love everything that I make because it tastes good, end of story. Turns out it doesn’t really work that way. My husband and I have tried different approaches to get our 4-year-old interested in food; we have a garden, visit the Farmer’s Market regularly, and almost always sit down to dinner together as a family, but still she could care less about eating or food in general.
What I didn’t realize until I started reading the Weelicious website and her brand-new Weelicious Cookbook was that despite my best efforts I have failed to really involve her in the actual process of cooking. Sure we bake cookies occasionally and once in a while I will have her help me peel a carrot or something, but I really don’t let her have any control over the food that she eats.
So when The Weelicious Cookbook arrived on our doorstep I handed it over and asked Louisa to pick a recipe for dinner. It didn’t take more than a glance at some muffin-looking concoction on a stick and she was sold.
I’m proud to say she helped me with the whole thing. I even let her break the egg and crack it into the bowl (which for me was slightly terrifying, but I remained silent and she did it perfectly!)
We had fun and she was excited to take on some big girl responsibility. I’m excited to try more recipes from the book, like Chocolate Velvet Beet Cupcakes, Bacon and Cheese Waffles and the Teething Cookie for the baby.
If you want to get your hands on a copy post a comment below telling me what your favorite thing to make with your kids is, or if you don’t have kids what was your favorite thing you made with your parents, or grandparents, when you were a kid. I will pick a winner at random on October 7th and that person will get their own copy of The Weelicious Cookbook!