Thanksgiving Cooking with Children – Easy Recipes Your Kids Can Make
Thanksgiving usually means there will be plenty of cooks in the kitchen. Your children may feel left out. When it comes to Thanksgiving cooking with children, try one or both of these easy recipes your kids can make. They will enjoy helping prepare something for the meal and delight in spending time with you in the kitchen even more.
You may not feel comfortable with your children using the stove just yet, so you’ll want to find recipes which can be made without actually cooking. Many desserts don’t require heat to prepare them, so you might want to enlist your children to help with something sweet. These recipes don’t require you to help but you’ll want to be available to them just in case.
This recipe is very easy and takes about ten minutes to prepare. Here’s what your child will need to make four servings:
* 20 vanilla wafers, crushed
* 12 vanilla wafers, whole
* 1 can yellow cling-sliced peaches – 8.5 ounces drained
* 16 ounces of prepared vanilla flavored pudding
Crush the vanilla wafers and distribute them evenly in four dessert cups. Place a spoonful of pudding over the wafers and spread it out. Then place a slice or two of peaches over the pudding. Complete the dessert by adding another helping of pudding on top of the peach.
Put the dessert cups into the refrigerator. Right before it’s time to eat them, have your child place three wafers standing up on top of the pudding in the shape of a pyramid. That’s all there is to this easy and delicious dessert.
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Baked pumpkin pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert. Here’s a no-cook version of this dessert your child can make. They’ll need to have:
* 1 package of vanilla instant pudding mix (3.4 ounce box)
* 1 1/2 cups milk (preferably 2% or whole)
* 1 can pumpkin (15 ounces)
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 9 inch graham cracker crumb pie shell
* Whipped cream for the topping
Begin by whisking together the pudding mix and the milk until it is smooth and thick. Next add the pumpkin and cinnamon and whisk these into the pudding until the mixture is smooth again. Spoon the mixture into the pie shell and place it in the refrigerator for at least four hours. When it’s time to serve, spread whipped topping over the entire pie or put a spoon of whipped cream on each individual slice.
Thanksgiving cooking with children doesn’t have to be stressful if you choose your recipes carefully. Children want to be involved with preparing the meal so they can share in the love that goes into cooking for others. These two easy recipes your kids can make will allow them to feel like they’ve contributed to the Thanksgiving meal.