How many times a day does your child say “Mom, I am hungry”? Once, twice, three times? Well, in our home it is more like six times a day. I can handle the first request fairly well. Probably the second. But by the third “I am hungry” battle cry, I am ready to put the fridge on remote control.
That’s when I got this brilliant idea that I need to start teaching my children how to cook. Not just for themselves, but for me. Why not? I need to eat too, right?
So here are three new foodie goals for my family. By the end of 2014 my two children will:
1. Learn how to pour a bowl of cereal without spilling the milk.
2. Make a basic peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the jelly landing on the ground.
3. Help mommy bake in the kitchen without calling 911.
I know these are over the top goals, but I am determined!
To help my family accomplish these new goals, I signed up my 7-year old for William-Sonoma’s FREE cooking classes at our local mall on Saturday mornings.
Did you notice the word FREE?
William-Sonoma offers free children’s cooking classes at various locations throughout Southern California for children ages 3+.
William-Sonoma does not post their free cooking classes on their website. I learned about it from a friend. Therefore, the best way to find a William-Sonoma’s children’s cooking class near you is to visit their store locator at http://www.williams-sonoma.com/customer-service/store-locator.html.
Once you find a store, call them to inquire further and sign up your children. That’s what I did and it worked like a charm.
In the meantime, to learn how to have patience in the kitchen when cooking with your children (something I am working hard on these days), visit http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/menu/cooking-with-kids.html
Happy Field Tripping,
Field Trip Coordinator
SoCal Field Trips
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