Cooking with Children for the Holidays
In a recent article by the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) it was said that :
www.two2read.com, I have many literacy activities that show you various ways to keep your child interested and involved in holiday preparations.
One of the best ways to do this is through cooking. Here are several great children’s cookbooks that could help out.
1. Kid’s Fun and Healthy Cookbook, by Nicola Graimes
2. The Children’s Quick and Easy Cookbook, by Angela Wilkes
3. Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up, by Mollie Katzen.
4. Mom and Me Cookbook, by Annabel Karmel
5. Christmas Cookies! A Holiday Cookbook, by Susan Devins and Barbara Lehman
6. Jewish Holidays Cookbook, by Jill Bloomfield
7. Kids in the Holiday Kitchen: Making, Baking and Giving, by Jessica Strand.
I like to find No-Bake easy recipes to make with kids. There are several in my www.Two2Read.com website. Here is one:
No-Bake Chocolate Rum Balls
From Spice And Spirit, The Complete Kosher Jewish Cookbook
Ingredients: (I tripled this recipe to make about 45 nice sized cookie balls – maybe large-walnut size)
8 ounces tea biscuits, plain or chocolate
½ cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
½ cup water (if using butter, you can use milk instead of water)
2 tbsp run flavoring (you can use real rum if you prefer)
2 tbsp margarine (can use butter instead)
½ cup coconut and/or sprinkles and melted chocolate (optional)
Crush biscuits into small bowl. Kids can do it by hand by placing cookies in a bag and pounding with something. Mix sugar, cocoa and water in a small pot. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and remove from flame. Stir in margarine, and when it has melted, pour mixture over crumbs and mix. Form into small balls and roll balls in coconut and sprinkles or decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Win one of these cookbooks for your child!