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Making Mashed Potatoes #KidsInTheKitchen

kids in the kitchen Mashed Potato DinnerIt’s amazing how after two weeks of featuring the kids in the kitchen how much they’ve become more independent and helpful in the kitchen. Little Man has been getting his own orange juice and this morning Monkey begged me to allow her to make breakfast for everyone (cereal.) Buddy didn’t want cereal so he reheated his own breakfast burritos.

Last night we didn’t have a lot of time for dinner, but I wanted to get the kids in to help. I made mini meatloaf muffins and the kids helped me make mashed potatoes from scratch. It was fun to watch them all try to smush the potatoes.

Making Mashed Potatoes

I told Monkey to smile and that was what she gave me. She’s a goofy one!! They keep asking me to make their own lunches again since last week, too. Maybe tomorrow morning I’ll let them have their wish!

What did you and your kids do for dinner this week? Share photos, stories or recipes that include your#kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Melinda at Look What Mom Found and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

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I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. love it! all it takes is a little encouraging and guidance and they can really be so helpful! love those trays too.
    Melinda@LookWhatMomFound…andDadtoo´s last blog post ..Counting Marshmallows #KidsintheKitchen

  2. lookss fun!! I know my boys would have a blast helping me in the kitchen
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  3. MMMM, I bet they enjoyed the mashed potatoes a little more this time?

    I love C’s face!
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  4. Love the face…and sounds yummy! My kids learned to say “cheese” at Disney last Fall and now all their pictures look so forced.
    Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah´s last blog post ..Kids in the Kitchen: Lego Cake

  5. I have so much fun in the kitchen with my kids and it makes them feel so big when they get to help!
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  6. Love it! And I have one who makes goofy faces in pictures all the time! 🙂 Thanks for co-hosting. I’m really enjoying this linky party.
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  7. Mini meatloaf muffins sound really good right now. Believe I will be making some this week for supper. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  8. I love it! Mister Man made mashed potatoes “all by himself” a couple weeks ago and was so proud. Every time he makes something, he tells me that it tastes better. I love that ownership 🙂
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