'O Allah increase me in knowledge,

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Teach kids how to cook!

Assalamu alaykum


Chores for kids. There is nothing wrong with everyone, kids included, helping out around the house. After all, everyone lives there! There is no reason why the responsibilites that go with a home need to fall on one or two people, even if you have small children. There are many things that kids can do, and not only does it help you somewhat, but it teaches them responsibility, and gives them a sense of pride also. Start small and simple. Kids can help with easy tasks, like setting the table. Have the plates, cutlery (leave the sharp knives out of the picture until you know they are old enough to handle these), napkins, and cups set out for them to take to the dinner table. Salt and pepper shakers, as well as any condiments like ketchup, mustard, and salad dressings can be retreived from the refrigerator with a little direction. They can also carry their plates after all meals to the counter top.

Most importantly they will learn hygiene, how to keep clean why cleanliness is so important, what are the bactery and germs, how to count and use the scale in the kitchen, science etc

So today my boys helped making a salad.

Here's the recipe for our italian salad, my favourite!

Insalata Caprese is one of the simplest and most delicious of salads.

3 vine-ripe tomatoes, 1/4-inch thick slices 1 pound fresh mozzarella, 1/4-inch thick slices 20 to 30 leaves (about 1 bunch) fresh basil Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Coarse salt and pepper
Layer alternating slices of tomatoes and mozzarella, adding a basil leaf between each, on a large, shallow platter. Drizzle the salad with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.