When I told Harry the other day that he could help daddy with the Christmas dinner this year, he looked at me somewhat blankly! Then I showed him this awesome all singing, all dancing box of cooking utensils especially for HIM and the penny dropped 🙂
I recently got this fabulous box of goodies from Curious Chef; cooking utensils for the budding chefs in your house. My 6yr old Harry absolutely loves any opportunity to get involved in the kitchen, but when you’re rushing to get the dinner done on a school night (in between squabbles, homework and battles with the laundry), the words ‘Patience’ and ‘Cookery class’ don’t quite make the grade in my brain!
With all of the cookie cutters and rolling pins in my house, I thought it would be nice to get the ‘preparation’ kit so that Harry could use some tools he’s never seen before. Included in this set is a vegetable scrubber, Apple slicer, peeler, stirring spoon, plastic knife and a Mellon baller (which by the way, I’d never heard of!). Last night we thought we’d use a couple of these things to make our Gingerbread cookies (there is in fact a baking box available to buy online). I wanted to encourage Harry to use utensils for various purposes and not just for what they say they’re for. Prime example, he used the Mellon baller to scoop the butter onto the weighing scales haha, comparing it to “an ice-cream scooper!”
The rubber gripping on each of the utensils means you don’t have to worry about them losing their grip and makes for a sturdier sous chef 🙂 All of these are a great size and nothing is sharp or unsafe. While we waited for our yummy gingerbread biscuits to cook, we had a perfect opportunity for Harry to prepare an apple for him and his brother. He attempted the peeler and slicer but found both too difficult to manage. This could be because our Apple came straight out of the fridge so it was rock hard..Mummy had to intervene!
Its safe to say the boys are fully equipped with some new tools to help in the kitchen and with us breaking up from school today, we have plenty of time to get some more cooking practice in over the Christmas holidays.
If you’ve got more gifts to buy then check out the Curious Chef range and help the children develop some new skills that don’t necessarily involve building Lego this Christmas! And like us, you may be in store for that extra helping hand peeling the spuds x