Friday, January 17, 2014

The Next Generation in the Kitchen

Joy's Counter

Today for breakfast we're having baked applies in the crockpot.  They are already ready, and I will just have to serve them after the baby finishes nursing.  What is really great is that I didn't have to make them.  My eldest daughter prepared them last night while I made some cornbread.  It is great having a helper.  But I wouldn't have one if I hadn't spent time with her when she was younger.  Lots of time in weeks, months, years with her alongside me in the kitchen.  Teaching her how to pour, measure, read a recipe, then later on cut and use the kitchen appliances.  When she was younger she wasn't as much help, and it actually took me longer because I was teaching as I prepared our family's meals.  I would have to wait as she helped pour in ingredients or stirred in her little girl way.  But now she is a big help.  She can cook entire meals by herself.  And one day she is very much looking forward to being a wife and mommy and running her own household.  I think she will do a good job.  I feel so blessed to be able to prepare her to raise the next generation!

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~Galatians 6:9

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Finding Joy said...

It is wonderful to have a helper in the kitchen. I do not have daughters so my sons use to do things like that for me. Now my eldest does it for his wife and spoils her with wonderful meals.

SharonR said...

How old is your eldest daughter? This is wonderful. I know it takes longer while training, and I failed in just wanting to do the work myself many times. But with words like these you have said here, I began to be more patient and both of my adult daughters are great kitchen workers. I wish they had known when they were say, 13. My youngest is 13 and she's not there yet. But, it's not too late. Thank you for these words.

Anonymous said...

Anytime I was baking I'd have the girls around the table taking turns, from the littlest one to the oldest. I sometimes have the older girls chop vegetables for dinner. They have made me breakfast when I was pregnant with my last baby. It's nice to have daughters that are happy to help. My oldest daughter wants a career and the rest say they want to get married.

Anonymous said...

Older children are wonderful. Period. My daughter was not at all inclined to learn domestic things, she really wasn't interested, but she is such a dear, good friend and cooks like anything now (at 27!!!) point being that, as they become young women /men our youngsters enter a whole different kind of worth and loveableness...even if not very practical! You'll enjoy it even more if able to share companionship AND chores!
(btw my daughter is a couple of weeks off becoming a (very USEFUL) qualified nurse.

Baked apples, and cornbread both sound wholesome and absolutely delicious!
Happy days!

Blessed Homemaking said...

I bet your son's wife is very spoiled! That is a blessing.

Blessed Homemaking said...

She is 11. You're right, it's not too late! You are welcome.

Blessed Homemaking said...

It is a blessing to have daughters around the house to help.

Blessed Homemaking said...

Each stage with children is different. I love every one, even though they have their trials.