Category Archives: Spoons

Kitchen Tip Thursday: Cooking with Kids

Happy Thursday Everyone! Thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. Today we are going to share with you ways to cook in the kitchen with your children. Cooking with kids teaches them math skills, how to follow directions, healthy eating and it gives you a chance to bond with them. Take a look at these tips and feel free to share some of your own.

  • Let your kids pick out vegetables to try.
  • Allow kids to plan out the menu or the recipe.
  • Hygiene first, teach them the benefits of washing their hands while cooking.
  • Set up a work area just for them.
  • Explain the rules of the stove, and hot surfaces.
  • Have them read each set of directions out loud.
  • Practice math skills as they measure and stir ingredients.
  • Teach them to share the process with siblings and /or friends.
  • Use cookie cutters to make fun shapes with bread.
  • Decorate sandwiches with their favorite veggies.
  • Try dishes from other cultures to teach foreign language or history.
  • Dress for the occasion: an apron or a mini chef’s hat will do the trick.
  • Give your kids their own set of plastic measuring cups and spoons.
  • Have fun!

We hope you have picked up some tips to share with the children in your life. Do you have any additional tips? Please feel free to share them with us.


Taste Test Tuesday…Yoplait Smoothies

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! Today and every Tuesday will be ‘Taste Test Tuesday’ on the blog. Here I will share with you the goodies I have found. I’ll rate each item with my trusty spoons.

1 Spoon: It was okay, could have been better
2 Spoons: Good idea, I can give it a second chance
3 Spoons: Really good, I would suggest you try this as well
4 Spoons: Fabulous idea, this is definitely a staple item

Today we have our fist TTT item…….Yoplait Smoothies!!

Time to pull out those blenders.  You know the one that has been sitting in cabinet for months without being used, or the one that’s been in the box that it came in when you got it for Christmas last month? Yup, that’s the one!
 
Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Pineapples, Mangoes, Pomegranates, Bananas and even Chocolate are all apart of these delicous Yoplait Smoothies. Fruit and Yogurt is combination and it’s healthy too. The bags come in various sizes and can be found in the frozen fruit section. I usually get the large bag that has individually wrapped pouches for 2-3 servings at a time. Can you tell I like to make these in large batches? LOL They freeze very well and can stay cool in the refrigerator too. The instructions on the bag say to use with milk, sometimes I use juice or even green tea. The texture will change a little depending on which liquid you decide to use.
 
Yoplait Smoothies come in five different varieties: Strawberry Banana, Triple Berry, Blueberry Pomegranate, Strawberry Mango Pineapple, and Chocolate Banana.  I’m sure there is something you would love. Try them out and let me know what you think.
 
 
Spoon Rating: 3 out of 4 Spoons