Kids Cooking: Spend Time with Dad in the Kitchen

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)

What’s your favorite recipe to make with your Dad?  Let us know with a Comment!


Cooking up special meals like breakfast in bread, or a favorite dish is a pretty traditional way to let Dad know he’s special on Father’s day.  But, one thing all parents love to do is spend time with their kids, so, why not give your dad some time to cook up something special with you for father’s day?

Now, you don’t have to do the cooking with your dad ON Father’s day, but here are two ways you can give him the gift of time in the kitchen with his kids–

For the Dad who Loves to Cook:
If you have a dad who knows his way around the kitchen, or who just has one special meal they like to make, this is a gift idea for you–

  • Pick out a recipe he likes to make and write it or print it on a recipe card or decorative sheet of paper.
  • Make a coupon good for  ‘1 Night Cooking Dinner with Dad’, or ‘1 Morning making Breakfast with Dad,’ etc…
  • Purchase key ingredients for the recipe, or package up ingredients you already have and ‘wrap’ them in a basket. For example, if Dad’s specialty is lasagna, but some lasagna noodles, a jar of pasta sauce, some ricotta and mozzarella in the basket.
  • Attach the Recipe Card and Coupon to the Basket and present it to Dad!

For the Dad who Like Food, But Don’t  Really Cook:
Most dads like food, but some aren’t really that good at making it. That doesn’t mean you can’t give them the gift of ‘cooking-time’ with the kids–here’s what you can do:

  • Pick a recipe that is really more of a compilation.  Some of our favorite compilation recipes are things like pizza for dinner, or baked eggs for breakfast. Desserts are the easiest with Sundaes or Shakes that each person can customize.
  • Once you’ve got your recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients on hand and get them ready for the meal. For example, for pizza, have the crust or crusts made, toppings prepared and everything ready for dad and the kids to customize together.
  • After the compilation ‘cooking’ is done, finish the cooking (bake the pizza) or just eat (like with a sundae or shake)

We hope you all have a wonderful Father’s Day….

Happy Family Cooking Everyone!

P.S. What’s your favorite recipe to make with your Dad?  Let us know with a Comment!

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