Melody helped assist me in baking an apple pie for her home school (though I’m more likely to call what we do un-schooling) home economics class this month! I found a recipe by Martha Stewart for an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie but adjusted the recipe to our liking (I basically left out the lemon juice). Though she probably could have, I personally shaved and cut the apples. Next time I’ll let Melody do that since shortly after baking the pie, I invested in a Apple Mate 3 which cores, peels, and pares apples which makes that whole process easy and fun.
Baking with Melody was great because she got to read a recipe, learn about measurements, and baking times. Our verdict is that kitchen chemistry is pretty tasty when following the direction correctly. She did a good job with everything and the pie was extremely delicious! In all honesty, it didn’t last long! We didn’t make a pie crust from scratch this time but perhaps we will next time.
Inviting my daughter into the kitchen has built her confidence, allowed her independence, and it’s teaching her a skill that will be relevant in her life.
When did you first introduce your child(ren) into the kitchen? Is there something special they love to prepare for the family & friends?