Cooking is a life skill that our children need to have. Being able to cook means you can care for other people, with one of our most basic needs – food, and you can care for yourself. Food is very much a part of our culture’s expression of hospitality, which as a Christian, needs to be more about the care of others than the flash presentation of food – but cooking does come into it.
Teaching my kids to cook hasn’t been a natural choice for me. Though I enjoy cooking myself, simplifying cooking and baking has been one of the choices I’ve made when I took on homeschooling. Added to the fact, that I have never liked sharing a kitchen with anyone! Not even as a teenager myself. But cooking is an important life skill and since I am committed to teaching my kids practical life skills, they had to learn to cook.
This is a summary of the different things we’ve done over the years.