Monday, April 30, 2018


After playing Chopped a few months ago, we mentioned this idea to my Mom and she said our kids could have a round in her kitchen! It was SO fun! Seriously, if you don't want to cook and you want a fascinating opportunity to observe your children - this is amazing. We had such a good time!

The things they say while cooking! The creativity and thought they put into it, the confidence it is building in the kitchen - needless to say, I'm a fan :)

Round one ingredients for the appetizer were: broccoli slaw, apple, hawaiian rolls
Round two ingredients for the entree were: grilled chicken, alfredo sauce, heart shaped pasta
Round three ingredients for the dessert were: cake mix, marshmallow peeps, granola bar

They have 20 minutes per round with a break in between where we judge/eat! We talk about creativity, using the ingredients, presentation, taste and more! One thing that impressed me so much was that we gave them one cake mix to split. They each scooped some out and did different things with it. The girls both mixed it into batter and baked a mini cake. They used different ingredients {Emily mixed with only milk and Rachel added milk, egg and oil} but they both turned out. I'm not sure I would even feel confident doing that! Samuel mixed his with melted butter {he had help with this idea!} and made it into sort of a crust - we didn't add enough butter but I was trying to take into account that one of our judges does not like butter!

Really fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon! Great job, chefs!


Mom said...

I loved this!! Like you, I was very impressed with their confidence and creativity - and that they didn't panic at the time limit. The foods they created were tasty! So fun!! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love reading your "chopped" posts (who am I kidding, I love all your posts! LOL). This is a great way to not only teach your kids to cook, but for them to use their own creativity.

My oldest loved cooking/baking and he and his wife have their own "chopped" competitions when the ingredients in the fridge/cupboards etc start to get bare. Instead of running to the store, they each take a course and see who can come up with the best meal. I love this about them. Wish I could get DH to do this. LOL

Jenny said...

I'm cracking up over here! This is the best idea!! My kids would love to do this!!!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

How fun!!! So creative!!! Looks like great dishes they whipped up.