Kids In The Kitchen

On Wednesday nights at our house is Grandma Dot night. As I have said before she really started my love for cooking so I always try to impress her. Last week I had Amy, Jason and the kids over too. The kids came right after school so I put them to work. We used a recipe that I had revised from Aunt Nancy.

These are our ingredients:



We are making Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta. Having the kids help in the kitchen makes them want to eat the food that they just made. Cohen and Joy peeled the shrimp…………


Caleb and Kealee are a little more experienced with the knife so they chopped things for me.


This is the salad that they made without any instructions:


At one point I was sitting in the living room on my laptop and they were the only ones in the kitchen. They did a wonderful job!

It is a little more difficult to have them help and I could do it much quicker BUT it gets them involved and encourages them to try things that they may not otherwise try because they made it. They ate artichokes, mushrooms, shrimp, black olives, tomatoes, red onions, green onions and the list goes on…..

As I said it is more difficult so I forgot to take a final picture so you could see what it looked like but I do have the recipe.

Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta

2 lbs shrimp peeled and cleaned (I take the tails off to)

2 TBS olive oil

1 bunch of green onions chopped

2 packages of sliced mushrooms

5 garlic cloves minced

5 cans of Hunt’s Petite Diced tomatoes

2 jars/cans of quartered artichokes packed in oil

1 can of sliced black olives

2 TBS Italian Seasoning

11/2 teaspoons of garlic salt

1/2 cup white wine

1 box angel hair pasta

Cook pasta as directed on box.

In large pan add olive oil, mushrooms and green onions. Saute for about 5 minutes on medium and then add garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes but watch it so the garlic does not burn.

Then add petite diced tomatoes, artichokes and olives. Stir in Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Add wine and shrimp. When the shrimp is all pink…it is done. 

We had salad, bread and oil with it.

Enjoy! Happy Cooking!!!


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