I really enjoy baking with the children. I've always enjoyed baking sweet treats more than I have cooking savoury food......I leave that to my husband (trust me, he's much better at cooking than me!). I wish my cooking skills were a bit more finely tuned, baking I can do but cooking is just not my thing. However, I really don't want this to rub off on my 2 and both myself and my husband try to encourage them in the kitchen and get them involved in cooking.
My husband has recently finished building a stone pizza oven outside (lovingly named Penny, no idea why) and both Alfie and Elarna love it. Pizza is one of their favourite foods and being able to prepare the dough, make the base, use home grown produce to make the sauce and then decorate their pizzas is such a fun and positive thing to do. It's such a lovely thing to bond with them while teaching them where their food has come from and what we can create. I can guarantee if we say home made pizzas are on the menu it'll be a winner. The only thing is that the pizza oven isn't quite finished yet and we need to decide on some decent kitchen work surfaces so we can prepare everything outside (in the warmer months!).