The holidays are a great time for spending time with family and for cooking delicious food. You can do both at the same time by having your kids help you cook so you can teach them the fundamentals and help them discover the joy of cooking. Even if they are not a budding future chef, they will enjoy the delicious food to eat at the end, so everybody wins! We have put together a few easy to make and kid friendly recipes that you can try this year that will allow your kids to help you both make excellent food and memories together. 

Easy Crock Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

If you have a slow cooker, crockpot, or Instant Pot, then you are in for a serious treat! This recipe will also save you time and energy on or around Thanksgiving because it is a much easier and foolproof way to make mashed potatoes. It’s a great recipe for a kid to help with. They can help you cut and peel the potatoes and they can add the seasonings to the pot. Very straightforward and impossible to mess up. Here’s the full recipe

Cute Thanksgiving Turkey Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Here is a great recipe that combines the fun of cooking with the fun of arts and crafts. You and your child can put together a hilarious looking turkey guy that will be perfectly seasonal and tasty to eat. It will make a fun appetizer that your child will enjoy making and eating. Recipe here.

Amazing Homemade Cranberry Apple Sauce Side Dish

This is a pretty creative one that is healthy and easy to make as well. Most of it involves chopping up the apples and peeling and separating the oranges. You will put everything into a single pot and simmer until everything has had a chance to combine and soften and then you blend it together with a hand mixer/immersion blender. This could easily become a family staple!

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Dessert

Who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? This is a great twist on the classic recipe that is perfect for the holiday season. They are light, fluffy, and a little chewy and not too sweet. The natural pumpkin flavors are rich and complex and pair so well with the chocolate chips. You will hardly believe that they are healthier than your average chocolate chip cookie. Your kids will enjoy measuring and stirring and shaping the cookies as they go on the pan for cooking. It is super simple since you will only need one bowl! Enjoy the full recipe here.

For The Road

Putting together the perfect family meal with a little helper at your side is no small feat, but with a little preparation you can be ready for anything that comes your way this year. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!