Cooking with Kids--Safely!

Written by Cyndi Roberts

School's out! And summer is a good time to introduce your child to chores inrepparttar kitchen!

To help you along, here are some things to remember when cooking, especially with kids. Plus a couple of kid-friendly recipes!

1. Keep temperature of hot water below 120 degrees F.

2. Turn handles of pots and pan toward middle of stove to avoid accidental bumps.

3. Wash hands with soap and warm water before cooking or preparing food.

4. Keep hands away fromrepparttar 144729 face, hair and pets. If you touch your pet, wash your hands again before preparing food.

5. Tie your long back so it won't get inrepparttar 144730 way!

6. Always use potholders or oven mitts when handling something hot and make surerepparttar 144731 potholders are not wet.

7. Always pick up a knife by its handle and never try to catch a falling knife.

8. Never put a dirty knife in a sink full of water. When it is ready to be washed, put it where it can be seen.

9. Never pull or tug at an electrical cord. Remove it with your hand onrepparttar 144732 plug.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

Ephesians 6:2 "HONOUR THY FATHER AND MOTHER; which isrepparttar first commandmentwith promise;"

After Mama died in 2001, my sister, Joanne, and I had to sort through her personal affects and papers. Mama didn't like to throw away anything, so we found canceled checks she had written inrepparttar 144728 sixties. My sister and I laughed at some ofrepparttar 144729 checks; five dollars for a tank of gas, seven dollars for my high school graduation cap and gown, andrepparttar 144730 three dollar check for "farm labor". These small items brought back precious memories of our Mama and made us realizerepparttar 144731 deep love she had for her children.

One ofrepparttar 144732 canceled checks she had written was for $700. It wasrepparttar 144733 payment for that red 1952 Farmall Super A tractor she had bought me. I had always loved tractors(Mama said my first word was tractor) but had never had one of my own. My Daddy died in 1966. He was 40 and I was 14 andrepparttar 144734 only son (I have four sisters). We lived on a 15 acre pecan orchard and asrepparttar 144735 only boy, I felt responsible to upkeep it. That little Farmall meant much to me, and I also used it to plant and tend a large garden. Those fresh vegetables sure were good when mama cooked them. I also used my tractor to plant neighbors' gardens, so I made a little spending money that way. After school, I would come home, crank up that Super A, and ride it til dark. I loved doing this, and it helped me keep my mind clear.

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