But, that is not the point. I had peaches getting soft and garden tomatoes coming out my ears, so we made peach salsa. The point is that it took longer, but I got two of my girls in the kitchen having fun, learning how to create a canned food. Silly, but it was fun, and it was kind of a hmmmm moment for me. I'm teaching them how to can, and maybe one day they will have a garden to can veggies from for their own family.
It doesn't matter what the skill...doing the dishes is a skill... Teach your children (boys and girls...my boy made dinner the other night) how to manage and run a home. Cooking happens to be my "skill". My children will grow up knowing how to cook for themselves....laundry might be another story ;)