Day to Day Adventure: Kids Cooking! 3 Bean Soup

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kids Cooking! 3 Bean Soup


What do you remember learning to cook as a child?  What do you teach your kids to cook first? 

Learning to cook is such an important life skill!  I think we mom’s 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

We 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

We’ve been eating a lot of soup with all the cold weather lately.   Some kinds from freezer meals 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!

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 did used some cans 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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  1. I don't remember what I first learned to cook, but I know that I never really cooked for myself until college and pretty much taught myself from cookbooks.

  2. Lisa--I did the same thing! I knew a few things but not enough!

  3. Sounds delicious! First thing I learned how to cook - rice :).

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