It is always good to teach children and young adults survival skills. Cooking and baking are among the most elemental of survival skills. I will admit that it is much easier to survive without the knowledge nowadays. The modern world does make life easier. Cavemen had to both hunt and cook their dinners. They could not go to the supermarket and buy food to be Onheated at home. I suspect that is why cavemen were always grunting instead of talking or perhaps they had not invented language yet.
Between ready to microwave food, delis, and restaurants, a lack of cooking ability will not necessary hamper one's survival. However, one of the reasons for making things oneself is the opportunity for creativity and the added benefit of saving money.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that there are easy bake ovens for human puppies. Although I applaud the idea of teaching young puppies self reliance, it seems counter productive, considering that the baking mixes cost more than ready made cookies cost, it seems that human puppies would get the idea that working for something will cost you more. Even humans must understand that you are supposed to spend less money when you do the work. Girl Scouts have been selling over priced cookies for years. Now they ate selling mixes for cookies. I can only assume that the mixes are preparing human puppies to buy for the Pentagon. Those humans think nothing about spending $500.00 on a toilet seat. If you have nothing better to do, Amazon has 5 Girl Scout cookie mixes on sale TODAY for $17.97. Normally they sell for twice that price. By the way, I am collecting cookies. Send any you don't want to Demon Flash Bandit, Howell MI, 48843. It is a tough item to collect because they keep disappearing. None the less, I continue to collect them. It is truly a labor of love!
Demon Flash Bandit (Cookie Collector)