Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lots O' Meatballs!

Yesterday we took a trip to visit my sister and after hours of playing together the kids needed a little more hands on interaction so we put them to work rolling meatballs for our speghetti dinner, now neither my sister nor I had ever let our children touch raw meat before, so there was EXTRA handwashing involved!
But they actually loved it!
Lu picked out the meal bc thats her favorite!
Lis made itty-bitty meat balls
while Aidman made giant meat balls and they all enjoyed the fruits of their labor at dinner, Lu and Aidman had 2 giant helpings Yum Yum!
Please link your Kids in the Kitchen post to the comment section!


  1. Haven't tried raw meat with mine yet, but they would probably love making meatballs.

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  2. Lyssy looks so cute in that picture!

  3. Hi Sherry,

    I’m so impressed that you let your daughter Lu roll the meatballs! Even I get a little nervous handling and cooking meat! It’s great that you get Lu involved in the kitchen, since it has been shown that cooking together reinforces important skills, such as teamwork, following directions, and even math. Research has also shown that kids who eat meals with their family get better grades, develop communication skills, and are less likely to be obese. That’s why I work with The Kids Cook Monday, a new program started by the Healthy Monday campaign that encourages families to cook and eat together. Another great hands-on recipe you can try is the Sesame Spinach Dumplings on our website:

    We’re looking for families to get involved by cooking meals together each Monday and sharing their experiences on their blogs. If you’re interested in participating, please email me at Thanks!