How To Get Boys Interested In Cooking



Let them do something gross.


For example, show them the old fashioned way to separate the white from the yolk of an egg.


Tell them to imagine it's an eyeball covered in mucus.


Or monster snot.


Boys like that type of thing.

There are other ways too. Octopus cakes, football aprons, sports cookies.

But handling something slimy beats all.


Especially when they get to eat the results.




St. Patrick's Day printables, which Shark Boy made into cupcake picks, & rainbow cupcake link, from Living Locurto.


Rebecca at Toothwhale said...

Totally awesome.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

I especially like the monster snot. My boys would be giggling endlessly!!
I am gonna have to do that sometime. Oh, I was dying to make those rainbow cupcakes for St. Patty's day--Greg was out of town which means extra tired Mama!!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Great way to make cooking fun for boys! End result looks so yummy!

Mary said...

I was laughing the whole way through your post! That is so true! Looks like a good time was had!

mo.stoneskin said...

It would be very upsetting if one day the truth was revealed and it turned out that egg yolk was indeed monster snot.

Amy said...

Rebecca - We have so much fun cooking, and he loves this job!

2 Little - The rainbow cupcakes were SO adorable!!

Frau - Yes, yummy yummy.

Mary - He was laughing too!

mo - Indeed. One can only hope that day never comes.

Lori said...

Cute cupcakes!

Cynthia said...

Boys are so different than girls...no selling involved to get Miss Peach in the kitchen. End result looks good;P

Life As I Know It said...


I love cooking with my boys :)

Momo Fali said...

I seriously thought I was going to scroll down and see him eating a raw egg! Thank goodness for cupcakes!

Loukia said...

How pretty are those cupcakes! And although I was grossed out with the eggs, I was smiling the whole time! :)

anymommy said...

You are officially my hero. I'd be all freaked out about my kitchen.

The Urban Cowboy said...

You got that right!

josetteplank.com said...

LOVE THIS! And gorgeous photos, as well.

My own version of this is "If you want a kid to do chores willingly, find a way to add water to the chore." Even a small spray bottle will do. :-)

Vodka Mom said...

that post made me smile.

We have an adorable picture of Golden Boy wearing an apron. Unfortunately, Tightwad took it to the hunting camp and posted it on the wall.


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