Spend Quality Time with Your Family Through Cooking
Now that fall is in full swing, and your family is busy with a variety of social, sports and academic activities, it may seem almost impossible to find the time to get together. At Kikkoman, we think the kitchen is a great place to spend time with your kids because it fosters so many positive experiences — from teamwork and cooperation to problem solving and independence — in an environment that's fun, creative and dynamic.
Earlier this spring, we asked you – our valued customers, about what you find important and what you're doing both in and out of the kitchen with your children. And based on what we heard from you, we created the Celebrating Family Time Guide
— a handbook that's chock full of ideas that we hope you and your family will want to incorporate into your lives.
A Glossary of Good Ideas
Step-by-;step, the Celebrating Family Time Guide takes you through every aspect of cooking together as a family including:
|Bringing the family together – how and when|
|Getting ready – menu planning, recipes and shopping|
|Food safety – dos and don'ts|
|Cooking – make it fun!|
|Tabletop tips: manners, places settings|
|KP duty – clean up with a smile|
|Nutrition matters – know your pyramid|
Sometimes the best way to get everyone motivated to cook is by selecting a menu that incorporates favorite family dishes. To get you started, we've provided a few sample menus and recipe ideas that we think will please everyone, as well as guidance on what kitchen activities might be appropriate for each age group.
|Crusty Chicken Littles – Lightly breaded and seasoned chicken strips, baked and served with a trio of dipping sauces|
|Green Salad with Light Citrus Dressing|
|Sliced Bananas with Strawberry Yogurt|
|Philly Style Steak Sandwiches|
|Baked French Fries|
|Refrigerator Cookies – store bought or make your own! |
Of course, these are just a few suggestions to get you started. Click here to get a free downloadable copy of Kikkoman's Celebrating Family Time Guide, with more menu and recipe ideas.