Girls in the kitchen

12:45 Yannie 41 Comments

Whenever I did my cooking in the kitchen, I was always in a rush to get my food ready on the table on time.

I would feel upset if my daughters complained about my food, and I would feel disappointed too if they showed no interest on my food.

I have a way to address this now. Just get them into kitchen and prepare their own food. However this can be done when we are not in rush hours.

So far, my nine years old April have tried to cook scramble egg and pan fry pancakes for the family.   I will let my seven years old May to have hands-on in cooking very soon. They would learn to appreciate the food more.

Hopefully, not too long from now, I can just give them the menu of the day, and they can prepare the food and serve the food on the table for me. How nice eh!

41 comments:

  1. What a luck! Anay is the first!

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  2. Hot Mama is clever to train them from young! Let them wear aprons now and wok their skills until you can enjoy your fabulous dinners with Jin Jin soon.
    Teach them to set the table with flowers, napkins and candles befit for the Queen Yannie & King Jin Jin.

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    1. I think April and May very fast catch up la. Both girls seems to absorb teaching very fast. Soon , Yannie can be "director" in the kitchen lor

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  3. I was stunned to see April so tall. Mana tahu ada bangku below! Muahahahaha

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  4. First dish is scrambled eggs, next round add onions, cheese and tomatoes. Then next time fry them into rice. 3 recipes invented by April. HHBC will be invited to makan-makan in Taiping!

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  5. Too many cooks spoil the soup ooops eggs haha

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  6. TM, eyes very sharp ada bangku pun nampak

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    1. When a gal is tall, TM looks at her legs. There I saw a blue bangku lah!!! Muahahaha

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  7. Wah both sisters are great fans of hello kitty

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  8. This is nice!!! Good to let them to learn cooking!!! Btw May looks expert in that picture!!! =]

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  9. Very good training, Mummy! Good for you!

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  10. Good idea Yan. I should also let my 10 year old to start frying eggs. That would have to wait for the right timing, as we always not at home and most of the time rush to get the food on the table.

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  11. Terrific idea, Yan.

    Yea...kinda put off when people complain about the food we worked hard to prepare.

    Like you make them do hangs on then they will appreciate more

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  12. errr, sorry ah but i have my point of view when i read the first two paragraphs.. first of all, when you are always in a rush to prepare the food to be served on time, that means you didn't really put your heart into the cooking right?? so cannot also blame the girls for complaining the food, since you also didn't do your best..

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  13. i know you may be so busy at work, fetch them from school back home and you immediately need to cook dinner and then rush to the gym and that the girls should appreciate your effort.. but have you also tried to put yourself in their shoes maybe?? i'm not bias to the girls, but trying to think from another angle.. Mak Yannie don't agree ah~~ :)

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  14. but great if the girls can cook and enjoy cooking for the family!! it would actually be a good training for them.. they may complain your food, but you will never complain them on the other hand.. cos parents will always like what their kids have done for them on their own, agree?? :)

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  15. yeah, i actually think Mak Yannie should get the girls more often into the kitchen.. i think baking would be a great fun for the relationship bonding.. from mixing the batter, to baking to decorating the cakes.. sure will be fun time for them!! :)

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  16. Good idea to get the girls help you out. May is already looking how April does it so very soon May should be able to do it too and Mummy can retire from the kitchen dy :D

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  17. Yes! Yes! MUST learn. It is really shocking how many young girls (and boys) cannot cook!

    When my daughter went to NZ, her coursemates, girls, blew up TWO microwave ovens!!! Most of them were absolutely blur when it came to cooking - no wonder they all survive on instant noodles once they leave home.

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  18. So nice to have helpers in the kitchen right? ;)

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    1. I hope to have helpers in the kitchen too, but I am already feeling grateful that my mum is there to help looking after Aden when I am baking lately, hehe~

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  19. Clever move! Yes, whatever they cook, they will look forward to eating it as soon as the food are ready.. Girls are always very "sai sum." :)

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  20. A great way of getting them to be interested in preparing food for the family to enjoy! Have fun!

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  21. Great job, Yan!

    After all these cooking training, April and May will know that it is not easy at all for mummy to prepare dinner and will appreciate food better.

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  22. Soon and later, I will get Hebe to involve too.

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  23. Looking at the photo. May seems like want to fry the egg too.. SHould give a her a try some day.

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  24. I always wish my mom could have taught me how to cook when I was small... you are good to let them learn since small... bring them to Kidzania, they will enjoy making sushi and taking care baby... haha!

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  25. My kitchen stove is quite high so it's very difficult for me to get them involve. They wanted to use the chair but it's a bit dangerous.

    It's fun to do it with the girls. You are right, they will appreciate the food more especially when they cook it themselves.

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  26. I believe the kids enjoyed helping you in the kitchen ! And it will be a fun learning cum playing in the kitchen to prepare their own food.

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  27. It's good training for the girls to help out in the kitchen. So far I only let Chloe do simple things like wash veggies, peel potato, carrot or fruits etc. but haven't let her try cooking yet. She's too clumsy and "chicken hand duck leg" so I dare not let her try haha... Maybe when she older.

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  28. Hi Yan, good training for your girls. I'm sure they enjoyed it too cos it's like playing 'masak-masak'.

    Have a nice day.

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  29. Mommy train them very well wor. May look so pro flipping the egg leh (clap clap).

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  30. good girls. before you know it, they can fry noodles or cook a few dishes already :D

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  31. Well done. It is good to expose your girls in the kitchen chores

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  32. eh, not a bad idea. They will know how to appreciate food better :) I see when kids watch those children program where cooking is involved, it will also influence and motivate the children to learn cooking.

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  33. Soon they will cook many other menu. Cool eh.

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  34. Very good training from mum! My 2 older girls love helping me cook too but I normally only allow my #1 as my #2 is too clumsy. She had cut her fingers many times when she helped to slice cucumbers.

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  35. It would seem that teaching children how to cook is a great idea. It is also likely that your children will learn a great deal of satisfaction in their cooking and appreciation for food in general. There is nothing better than a sense of accomplishment and, if you supervise, they should be able to make a lot of simple meals.


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