Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. It’s June already, time to start thinking of summer, although if today was anything to go by I think I’d rather not. We did have a nice sunny day over the weekend though and our tummies decided that ice cream would be a nice treat. So for kids in the kitchen this week, we made Knickerbocker Glory.
The new linky is open today and will stay open until the end of June. You can come and link up as often as you like throughout the month, come and share your recipes and kitchen escapades. There are no rules, just make your posts child friendly. I share posts on Pinterest where we have a fabulous board for inspiration. I also share on Twitter and give a little mention here on Kids in the Kitchen.
When I was little the kitchen was the hub of our home. It’s where everyone congregated to chat and drink tea and put the world to rights. The front room was for guests and was always kept neat and tidy. The kitchen was were all the action was and the kettle was always boiling.
My wish now is to make my kitchen more homely. I want people to feel welcome and comfortable in there if they’ve popped in for a visit and chat. I want the kids to feel happy playing around the table, just like we used to. Play board games, or colouring in books or even doing homework. I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen alone while I cook meals and bake all day, I’d love some company.
First step is to give the kitchen a makeover. It’s not bad at the moment, but it’s a little drab. It needs a little more colour and maybe some decoration. I’m thinking a lick of paint. Maybe a nice welcoming green or warm yellow and some pictures on the wall. I have some lovely art work that the children have done that I’m thinking of having framed. One step further than drawings on fridge. A nice colourful clock and maybe some plants, perhaps even my home grown herbs.
Storage is important. It’s nice to keep the work surfaces free from clutter. I have lots of cupboards for storing things away but it would be nice to leave some things on show, or to hand. A nice fruit bowl always looks lovely and a spice rack that fits in with the decor, I hate having to rummage through the cupboard for my spices and you can get some really nice spice racks that look lovely on display.
|Legend Spice Rack|
The dining area is going to be one of the most important areas if you want people to spend more time in the kitchen. You can find dining tables to fit most spaces, and extending tables are great for when you have extra guests but don’t want to take up so much room all the time. I also believe in a selection of table clothes, in particular a few throw away ones for children’s messy activities. My daughter Boo already loves laying the table for dinner like I used to do for my mom when I was little.
My kids already love being in the kitchen helping me cook, each week we are cooking up a storm and I try to record as much as possible for my Kids in the Kitchen feature. They are also in there enjoying crafts around the kitchen table, it’s a lovely big space they can all work together and the mess is so much easier to clean up.
I can’t wait to get started on making my kitchen more appealing. I love it in there already, but that’s because I’m always cooking. Now I’m looking forward to having some company because I know my grandma never spent a minute alone in her kitchen.
So if you pop around you’ll be sure of a warm welcome and a nice cuppa with a biscuit or two, or maybe even a slice of cake!
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Welcome back to kids in the kitchen, this is my second week of the linky.
This week my littlies made quesadillas for lunch, more about that in a minute but first up, if you don’t know anything about Kids In The Kitchen please check out the main page. I really hope you can join in.
Last week we had fabulous vanilla cup cakes from Ups and Downs, Smiles and Frowns, super duper cake pops (something I’ve never mastered) from Steph’s Two Girls and yummy New Year Cookies from In the Playroom
The rules for this linky are simple…get your kids in the kitchen and post about it, then link up!
As I said, my littlies made quesadillas for their lunch. We started with something quick and simple, always the best way to start if you ask me.
Cheese and Mushroom Quesadillas
We took some mushrooms