Cooking with Kids - Won-Ton-A-Fun

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nǐ hǎo! Any of you who have followed our little blog for a while know that we are no stranger to international cuisine. For that reason I was especially excited to see that our Raddish delivery this past month was inspired by the Chinese New Year. One of the things I love most about our Raddish boxes is that it forces us out of our rut. Most families have go-to recipes, but sometimes it's nice to mix it up a bit.

Each month our Raddish box comes with 3 detailed recipes, a cooking tool, a badge for our apron, and table talk conversation starters. This month we got a dumpling press. The badges are always super cute! I also love how durable the recipe cards are. They can take a beating or a splash of this or that and be easily wiped off.

Each month there are also Bonus Bites which often include a grocery store scavenger hunt and extra recipes. There are also subs for vegans or other food preferences. Silas and I went to the store together and looked through the store to check off each item. 

I find it's easier to get all of the ingredients out than to grab them as you go, especially for a beginner cook.

 The first recipe we tackled was the New Year's Dumplings. Silas made the sauce and the filling.

Next we added the filling to the dumplings and pressed them together. We couldn't find round dumpling wrappers which made using a circle press a challenge, but it worked well anyway.

Ok, so, yum right? We doubled the recipe as sometimes it seems like the Raddish recipes are made for smaller families (which we are.) However, I have 2 growing boys and a man to feed. Doubling the recipe made a TON, so we had leftovers for the next day which is always nice.

This was a pretty simple meal, but it was delicious. The sauce made the dumplings especially scrumptious. Aedan is my self controlled eater in the family. He rarely has seconds unless it's his very favorite. This meal he had thirds if that tells you anything.

While in the grocery store Silas spied these chocolate covered biscuit sticks. They weren't actually Chinese, but we found them in the Asian section. They are from Thailand I believe. It made a nice sweet end to our meal.

Another day we decided to make the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry. One of Aedan's favorite meals I make is Asian Beef and Snow Peas. We decided to sub snow peas for the broccoli and see if we could get a thumbs up from Aedan.

First we made the sauce.

 We always add some kind of fruit to dinner as well for my kid that it's hard to get too many vegetables past his lips.

He will tolerate snow peas.

This was delicious as well!

We had leftovers from the dumplings and added those to the table as well. Winner!

Another thing that is often included in our Raddish boxes are an activity of some sort. 

This time we made Chinese lanterns to decorate the table.

I love that each month always includes a bonus recipe. We still had Egg Drop Soup to make, but it was nice having the Simple Sesame Noodles to pair with it. We toasted sesame seeds to toss with the noodles, and fried a few won-ton wrappers to add to the soup. We also added strips of fresh spinach to the soup as well.

These simple noodles were really tasty. We made simple baked soy glazed chicken breasts to go with it. Well that is all for this month. In February we have a Valentine's Day box to enjoy!

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  1. So fun. ♥ Makes me excited to get to our country and culture study. :)

    1. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!


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