Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs
Most kids love cooking and baking, and I think most nannies do too! For the past two-weeks, building up to Thanksgiving, we discussed how to help kids be grateful and thankful for all they have. One of our suggestions was to get the kids involved in holiday gift giving (not just receiving). What could be more fun than making holiday gifts for their friends and loved ones?
Get kids into the kitchen whipping up gorgeous treats, cakes, party food, and edible decorations for the holiday season with Christmas Cooking With Kids by Annie Rigg. The book is designed with clear recipes in a step-by-step manner that makes it kid friendly. Some of the recipes are suitable to make with small children, saving the adults trying to dream-up projects for the family during the holidays.
Additionally, the photographs are included with every recipe which both helps with preparation and seeing the end result entices participants into the project. It's great that not every photograph reflects perfection. The picture of the shortbread includes one cracked piece. The fudge isn't all cut into perfect squares.
There is a solid index in the back of the book to help locate any recipe, along with a conversion chart for weights and measures so translation from American into Metric or Imperial is handy.
Recipes include more than 50 recipes from around the world — all simple enough for children under 11 to make with minimum help from adults. Little Treats & Gifts are for giving to friends, teachers, and family. Everyone loves a box of homemade Fudge or Chocolate Truffles. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by getting the kids to make their own Edible Decorations? Snowflake Cookies and Popcorn Garlands will look great on the Christmas tree. Cakes & Desserts like Marble Cake and Fruit Jellies will impress everyone at the dinner table and when guests are coming round, let the kids help with the Party Food, such as Pumpkin Soup and Christmas Morning Pancakes.
Stop by tomorrow for Product Review Sunday and next Saturday for another Weekly Trip to the Library for Nannies and Au Pairs.