Is this year racing by or is it just us? In an effort to keep up, this month we’re focusing on kitchen tips that make cooking quicker and easier. In this newsletter we’re sharing some of our go-to recipes for fast food (yes, that kind of fast food) that are good to have in your back pocket. On our blog this month we’re also sharing a fast-food challenge from Sally, which includes recreating better versions of fast food at home to combat the myth that it’s cheaper to eat out. We have recipes for you, too. If you’re looking for other ways to save time, use these tips for preparing sauces in ice cube trays for later. And of course, we’re offering more cooking workshops this month so local kids can increase their cooking skills and speed. Do you have tips to speed things up in the kitchen? What are your favorite time-saving tips? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ChopChop Family
The Myth of Fast Food
Our founder Sally went on a mission to recreate favorite fast foods in her kitchen, hoping to challenge the myth that buying fast food is cheaper than cooking it at home. Her panel of experts were nine teenagers, all “fast food connoisseurs”. Read what happened when Sally recreated burgers, pizza, breakfast sandwiches, and more.
If you live near the ChopChop Test Kitchen, we suggest “march”-ing right over because there’s a ton going on to get kids of all ages kitchen-confident. To kick off the month we’re hosting an herbs and spices workshop so high schoolers can explore the world of seasoning. Our Cooking Like a Boss: Kitchen Skills Every Teen Should Know class has versions for both high schoolers and middle schoolers. Middle schoolers can enjoy their own knife skills soup-making class and pasta night workshop. Elementary school students have their own classes, too, including our popular Pizza Party Workshop. We hope to see you this month at one of our events. And if you don’t live nearby, turn your own kitchen into a test kitchen by cooking one of our recipes at home.
Did you know you can use your ice cube tray for much more than ice? These recipes, which come from our founder Sally, can be frozen into cubes and then bagged up for later use. A little time now means nearly instant sauces, pestos, and meals when you need them.
Local kids celebrated Valentine’s Day in the ChopChop Test Kitchen by fixing up edible gifts like No Cook Raspberry Jam and Cocoa Banana Mini Breads. During the February school break, we held our What’s for Dinner? cooking series, where each day participants learned how to make a delicious family dinner from scratch. We also hosted a private birthday party and re-started our toddler-and-grownup series, The Edible Alphabet. Sign your child up for upcoming classes before it’s too late!
Spring Into Action
Our spring issue has sprung. It’s in mailboxes and kitchens all over! Donate here to receive your spring issue along with a year of ChopChop.
ChopChop Family is an innovative non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and teach children and families to cook real food together. We believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.