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Kids Cooking! 3 Bean Soup

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What was the first thing that you learned to cook?  What do you teach your kids to cook first? Learning to cook is such an important life skill! 

I think we moms are sometimes in too much of a hurry and want things to be just so. . . and we don’t include kids or choose to teach them when they are excited to learn.

First things first

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Around here we like to start off EASY and SIMPLE. Cooking can be complicated but it sure doesn’t have to begin that way. 

Here’s the short list of what I teach first.

PBJ’s, Mac & Cheese, Chili, Scrambled Eggs, Oatmeal, Spaghetti

As the kids get older we make sure they experience "Real Life Lessons" that teach more about how to cook for themselves

We’ve been eating a lot of soup with all the cold weather lately.   Some are from freezer meals that we prepared ahead of time and others we’ve made from scratch. 

Today Megan made 3 Bean Soup. 

This is a no-fail yummy recipe.  Pretty healthy & EVERYone here likes it. 

As I have said before if it has beans, cheese & rice in it my kids will eat it.  Last week’s bean recipe was Enchiladas and next week will be Tostadas!

Kids cooking Fast Easy 3 bean soup -

3 Bean Soup

1 can black beans—drained & rinsed*

1 can white beans—drained & rinsed*

2 cans chili beans w/ chili sauce

1 qt of pureed tomatoes

1 qt of water

tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded cheese or any other toppings you like

Rinse & drain beans & then dump them all in a medium pot. 

Add the tomatoes & water—Heat & serve! 

Let each person add the toppings that they prefer & enjoy!

*I try to cook dry beans up ahead of time & save some $ but this week we used canned due to how life is going right now.  We did have black beans in the freezer(yeah!)

Your turn!

Please share what you first learned to cook in the comments. 

Me?  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies! 


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