Memories are made when food is shared. At least that is my motto. And there is no better way to share food than by cooking with your kids in the kitchen and then sitting down to that meal you all created! Recently, my son asked us if we remembered eating under the table for an upside down meal. When my kids were younger, I know I tried to create some fun meals, but I didn’t remember this one! But both of my kids did because it was fun, out of the ordinary and apparently we ended up getting out from under the table because it was hard to eat laying down on our stomachs! Mom fail.
Enter Raddish Kids.
A brilliant company that I discovered a few months back while scrolling through my Facebook feed. Raddish creates kits for parents or even grandparents to make memories in the kitchen with their children. How cool is that?
What’s even cooler, is that as a subscriber (as we are) you receive a monthly, themed kit that features three recipes that are laminated (complete with easy to follow, step-by-step pictured instructions and food facts and history) , a shopping list for those recipes, an iron-on apron patch (hey just like those other clubs!), a skill card that encourages kids to learn something new in the kitchen (like how to set the table), table talk conversation starters, and even a fun activity that’s connected to the theme. You can also find bonus content on their website including lesson plans for extending the theme.
I’m pretty impressed. We love how it’s so organized, comes right to our door about the middle of the month and how it allows families to create memories together. And no more upside down, under the table meals! 🙂
Our first kit included a fun restaurant theme, complete with pad to take orders on, a menu board and paper money.
Learning how to set a table was the skill – a great one to teach not only to learn how to set the table, but we used our best dishes so we could learn how to eat in a restaurant too.
And of course, the food. We loved the Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas and they now have become a favorite on our menu! Sorry for the poor food photo, but we were making memories and couldn’t stop eating them because they were that good!!
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 large whole wheat tortillas
- Preheat oven to 425. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Toss vegetables with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Roast until tender, approximately 20 minutes.
- Mix cheeses in a bowl.
- Once vegetables are finished roasting, remove from oven and set aside. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add a 1/2 tablespoon butter to pan.
- Set one tortilla in pan. Sprinkle with 1/6th of cheese and 1/6th of vegetables.
- Cook until golden brown (1-2 minutes) and fold in half. Remove to baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas. Bake quesadillas until cheese oozes (3 minutes).
- Slice and serve warm with salsa and light cream. Taste and share!
And check out my dietitian friends who also had to share a favorite food memory in this month’s Recipe ReDux Link Up!