Summer break has commenced and that gives a lot more time to get in the kitchen with the kids. What better time to start teaching them the basics of measuring, mixing, chopping, cutting and general lessons on staying safe in the kitchen? My son would normally want to choose cereal, but given the opportunity to make his own breakfast, he was super excited and asked too cook his own smiley eggs.
A great idea is to head to your local library and pick out a recipe book just for kids to allow your child to choose simple recipes that you can supervise them in making. My 8 year old has absolutely LOVED cooking from Kids Cook 1-2-3, a cookbook for children that has lots of recipes with only 3 ingredients. It is a pretty cute little book.
Print Kids In the Kitchen: Smiley Eggs
1-2 teaspoons butter 2 eggs 1 tablespoon milk or water salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons pesto (easily sub in freshly chopped basil with olive oil, garlic and parmesan cheese)
Crack 2 eggs in a bowl, adding milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir with a fork until well combined. Make sure to mix well so your face doesn’t have streaks. Heat a medium skillet of about 6-7″ over medium heat and melt butter until butter is bubbly. Pour in egg mixture and cook for about 2 minutes. Spoon on pesto to form eyes and a mouth. Cover pan and cook an additional minute or until egg is cooked through. Do not overcook.Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin2.2http://thischickcooks.net/2013/06/29/kids-in-the-kitchen-smiley-eggs/
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