One of my favorite memories with my children was cooking together. Our cooking journey began with our local library children’s program, which included the book Stone Soup. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, you can find it at: www.dltk-teach.com/fables/stonesoup.
After hearing the story, the boys and I found a stone, washed it thoroughly, put it in a pot of water to boil and began looking through the refrigerator for things we could add. We found some slightly limp celery, a few handfuls of dry baby carrots and some mushrooms. All were roughly chopped (with supervision) and added to the pot. Next, we chopped and peeled potatoes found in the pantry, and added to the pot. The boys had so much fun washing, chopping, and adding new things! I don’t recall what our final concoction included, but we combined it with some whole grain crackers, slices of cheese, and had a feast!
This year, during the cold days of winter, consider sharing the Stone Soup fable with your children, and embrace its motto: By working together, with everyone contributing what they can, a greater good is achieved.