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Have your children learn about food by using their senses: touch, small, taste, sight, and sound.
What You Need:
• Potatoes (as many as you like)
• Cooking oil
• 2 Tbs. of milk for each potato
• 3 Tbs. of grated cheddar cheese for each potato
• Salt and pepper (a pinch of each)
• ½ Tbs. butter for each potato (optional)
• A potato masher/fork
What To Do:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Together with your child, wash the potatoes well.
- Prick some holes in the potatoes with a fork, and rub them all over with a little cooking oil.
- Place the potato directly on the oven rack (no pan needed) and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until it’s tender (e.g., use a toothpick or fork).
- Take the potato out of the oven and set aside until it’s cool.
- Cut the potato in half.
- Together, scoop the meat of the potato out into a bowl. Keep the skins.
- Have your child add the milk, 2/3 of the cheese, salt and pepper to the potato meat. If you like butter, add it in now.
- Use the masher to mash the potato mixture. Talk about how the ingredients are blending together.
- Have your child scoop the potato mixture back into the potato skin, put it on a baking pan, and sprinkle the remaining cheese on the top of it.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or when the cheese starts to melt.
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