Caramelized Onions

Once your child is ready to use the stove, caramelized onions are a great place to start.  Caramelized onions make simple dishes like wraps, rice bowls, and spaghetti that much more delicious.  Peel and slice the onions (always cut way more than you think you can use because they shrink so much when cooked).  Add the onions to a large pan over medium heat and stir regularly to loosen the cooked bits from the pan.  Have a container of water nearby to add water by the spoonful as needed when the onions stick or start to burn.  The great thing about caramelized onions is you only cook them as long as you have time for.