Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Quick Cooking for Kids

Here is a tip that may make your life with toddlers and preschoolers a little easier.

Go ahead and buy a toaster oven. They are very inexpensive. I have always cooked chicken nuggets, fish sticks, and popcorn shrimp in our little gem. It is so much easier, quicker and more energy efficient than heating up your conventional oven.

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5 comments:

Kathy in WA said...

Melanie - great idea! I had a toaster oven for years and only used it to occasionally toast bread. What a waste. I finally got rid of it. Do you prefer the toaster oven to the microwave?? Anything that gets the children in the kitchen and productive is a plus in my book. :)

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tonsofsons said...

This has been a life saver for me! I have been using the toaster oven for 10 years for the boys nuggets, fish sticks, etc.

Laane said...

Great idea!

Thanks!

Jada said...

Quick cooking for kids?! I use the toaster oven for me! LOL I love it for reheating leftovers from mom or a restaurant (I live for leftovers!). My toaster oven is big enough to accommodate a 12-inch pizza!

My friend and I were just talking about toaster ovens last night - how she uses hers for 'cooking' fish sticks, tater tots, etc. for her kiddos. I chimed in to mention that I use mine to reheat leftovers. Hey, I live an exciting life, too!

Great suggestion! I'm sure others will benefit from it because it is a timesaver, esp. for mamas!

I enjoy reading your blog!

~Jada

Tiffany said...

I came across your blog- And I had to say that with three little ones (ages 4, 2 1/2, and 11 months) I could live without my toaster oven!