Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fun in the kitchen

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I'm linking up with Friday Fun School with Ben and Me and It's a Wrap at Hammock Tracks to share our homeschool fun!

I'm trying to be more flexible in our schooling. One reason we chose to homeschool was so we could allow our kids to choose more of their learning topics. By the time they got home from public school, they were worn out, grumpy, and not in the mood to "learn" more. I am not dissing public schools at all. My kids had phenomenal teachers, great resources, and a caring environment. But let's not go there right now.
The point of the story is that I want my kids to choose things to learn about on their own. Things they are passionate about, whether it's drawing airplanes or studying iguanas. (We've done both.) Jerimiah kid has been interested in cooking forever.
I, however, tend to be a bit of a kitchen control freak. As in, if you don't do it my way, you are clearly wrong. Which I am working on. I really am working on it.
This week, after seeing my guy copy recipe after recipe from the books he's gotten at the library, I decided to be brave and teach my kids how to make waffles. From scratch. Previously, they had cooked the waffles after I made the batter, but this time we followed the recipe start to finish.
The waffle recipe we use is found on

I really enjoyed the process. Best of all, I got to see the servant's heart that is developing in my oldest son. He made sure everyone had a plate before he ate, and he made sure he cleaned up after himself as well.
It's good to give up control!


  1. Bless his heart! We love cooking together and I suffer from the same problem. I don't allow anyone in the kitchen when I cook ... too crowded ... don't do it my way ... this mainly applies to adults and I am also working on it. However, I have so much fun cooking with my daughter.

  2. He's a great kid! What kinds of things do you cook with your daughter?

  3. We have been cooking some, too. On Thursdays I let my two do the majority of the cooking for our evening meal. We have been trying to cook foods relating to our current unit study. We've cooked Nigerian and Indonesian food the past couple of weeks.