Do you find cooking a chore? Are you tired of the same go to recipes? Is the 5:00 stress too much? Does it leave you pulling something out of the freezer or getting take-out?
A Kitchen Club could be a better way to enjoy creating a meal by sharing that experience with friends. The efficiency of cooking with a friend or in a group will save you money, give you new ideas for making real food and it will feel less like a burden.
This is how it works:
One week you cook at your house and you do all the shopping and your friend brings any cooking equipment needed to prep and bring home the meal. Then the next week your friend picks the recipe and you cook at their house. After all, shopping for 2 families is no extra work and the next week it is a breeze. Both you and your friend get a fabulous dinner to share with your families. Many of my recipes can be made ahead of time so plan a morning meet or afternoon, or just before dinner.
These are great recipes to get started with:
You can also cook together virtually with a friend. Maybe something new to try while we are still in the pandemic. Just set it up on FaceTime.
Parents can include kids in the kitchen or even start their own cooking club with supervision of course. Here are some benefits I have seen of having your kids involved in the kitchen.
- Picky eaters have been known to try something new because they see their friends eating the food or/because they have worked hard preparing the dinner.
- As the host the kids take ownership and get to know where everything is in their kitchen – great for future adventures in the kitchen.
- Kids enjoy the socialization with friends while they cook.
- Kids can have fun picking the next event, deciding what to cook and being a part of the dinner process.
- Many kids make the recipe again on their own because they have done it before.
Here are some recipes great for kids:
Need any help getting started? I have tips for setting up your kitchen, equipment requirements and shopping lists for all my recipes that I can share.