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Happy Friday: The Joy of a Kid-Cooked Meal

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Sent from reader, JoAnn:

This is picture of the beef stir fry my eleven year old daughter made us for dinner Sunday evening. She found the recipe in Food Network magazine, from a previous free subscription on Hip2Save. We bought the ingredients using a gift card I earned from Swagbucks, and submitted rebates to Checkout 51 and Ibotta for the fresh produce. She loves cooking and baking and this was by far her most adventurous attempt. It turned out amazing! I am so proud of her!

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Comments 32

  1. Sandy

    That’s awesome! Kudos to your daughter!

  2. Just passing through

    Yeah!!!I was so proud when my daughter made me a sandwich 😂

  3. Karen

    She did a great job! It looks delicious!

  4. KB

    Looks so yummy! I look forward to my kiddos cooking. 🙂

  5. Meredith

    Great job!! Looks delicious!

  6. Jennlk84

    Kudos to her! It looks delicious! 🙂

  7. tipaye

    That is awesome (and great job stacking all those savings)! ❤️

  8. Chris

    This is awesome. My 6 year old son is always wanting to help in the kitchen. I’m thinking about getting him kid friendly knives for his birthday. Anyone know of a set for kids?

  9. Joy

    Looks fantastic!

  10. amyjorlando

    Teach them young and hopefully it becomes a way of life. If she wants more practice, she can come cook for me any time!!☺

    • MrsK

      I agree. If anyone would like to cook for me, I’ll accept. 🙂

  11. Mary

    How old is your daughter?

    • Shannon

      She’s 11 it says in the post.

  12. Jan

    Awesome! Way to go young lady!!!

  13. Tina 💖

    That’s awesome!! Well done!

  14. Kristy

    The one and only negative comment on this thread 👎🏻

  15. I❤Cats

    Wow! Way to go! Thank you for sharing & inspiring 🙂

  16. Shannon

    This is awesome! I love it when my kid makes me food too. It’s rare and mostly cakes but It’s amazing!

  17. Vivian

    Omg looks so good!!!

  18. Monika

    It’s def overcooked especially the rice, but it’s a nice and you gotta learn someday. It’s good that she is making these mistakes now vs 28 and calling her mom trying to figure out basic recipes. My bestie is 28 and cannot cook any of her favorite meals.

  19. Nina

    This is great! They have these baking championships on food network now with these young kids baking like pros! n its so inspiring! They’re doing things most adults can’t do! I know I can’t! N It inspires kids, which is great. My LO def loves it.

  20. Sandy

    Looks perfect to me! Just the way I like it!

  21. mom2boys

    Looks delish! My boys love to cook as well and even if it’s not perfect everytime it is so nice to have them doing it…plus each time it gets better!

  22. Carol

    Looks great! I hope my kids are making meals like that in a few years!

  23. Big Heart

    Love this! Looks yummy! Good from your heart always tastes the best. Hope you share some more in the future 😛

    • Big Heart

      Good should be food. Sorry about that!

  24. Trin

    Yum!

  25. Lilianna

    I’d eat it. Rice is tough to perfect, imo. The rest looks exactly right, for me. I’d eat the whole thing, no problem! Kudos to the daughter!

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