Your children can help in kitchen and be set up with the tools they need for success.
Kid’s 1st Homestead Recipes is a short guide to give you ideas of where that starts, use your family’s pre-existing recipes, and get those kids involved. It’s written specifically with a homestead kitchen in mind.
What’s in a homestead kitchen?
It’s full of fresh produce grown and foraged locally.
It’s full of high protein eggs straight from the coop.
It contains pre-made mixes made from healthy ingredients in lieu of the “boxed stuff.”
It’s full of home preserved foods—foods that have been carefully canned, frozen, fermented, and dehydrated.
Very often, homemade bread is made fresh weekly, if not more often.
Some of these ideas can be used with the very young, and very inexperienced. Others will need a parent to assist. All should be supervised, and I do not recommend letting any small child practice any of these without adult supervision.
Common techniques that will need to be taught and assisted with to master all of the suggestions in this booklet include:
Basic stove safety including how to stir or touch foods in a pot or pan without getting burned.
Plugging in and turning on appliances
Don't be intimidated by these tasks. You can do this.