Friday, July 10, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #121: Veggie Tray with French Onion Dip

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)


The linky is at the bottom.

Sorry for the lack of Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen these last few weeks. After my surgery, I just wasn't up to being in the kitchen baking/cooking, or sitting at the computer to write blog posts. I am slowly getting back on my schedule.

This week we have been studying plants using one of our newest review products, Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers by Susan Kilbride. After learning about the different parts of a plant, we made a salad the one day, and a veggie platter the next day to review. Our salad included veggies representing all the parts of a plant (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds). Our veggie platter was just missing the leaf veggie as lettuce doesn't really seem to fit on a veggie platter.

Amelia and I made French Onion Dip to go with the veggies during our dinner meal. I found lots of different recipes and decided to combine the ideas for the simple dip made with french onion soup mix.

1/2 an envelope of French Onion Soup Mix
(this measured 1/4 cup)
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Various veggies for platter

I originally tried equal amounts of mayonnaise and sour cream, but it was too salty. So I added another 1/2 cup of sour cream. 

Just put the ingredients into a bowl...

and stir!

The dip should then be refrigerated for around an hour. It does taste much better after it has sat for a while, allowing the flavor to settle and the onions to soften.

Can you spot all the different parts of a plant represented on the veggie platter (minus the leaf)?

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
Photobucket More the Merrier Monday
Full Time Mama Hip Homeschooling

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. I love how helpful your kids always are in the kitchen

  2. I have not kids friendly recipe to share, but it's great to see that your kids helping you in kitchen!

  3. How fun! My kiddos love to help out in the kitchen too, this week they've been helping create things with fruit! So fun. - Jeanine

  4. This looks delicious! My son loves to help me in the kitchen!

  5. I love that my girls like to help out in the kitchen. I think it gives them more exposure to different foods and an eagerness to try new things!

  6. Your kids seem like pros in the kitchen and that looks like a very healthy snack. My oldest loves to help too. I think he could be a good cook one day.

  7. My kids love veggie trays...thankfully.

  8. That looks delicious and nutritious. My grands love to get in the kitchen with me. They are the best little helpers in the world, I only wish I could get them to eat more of a variety of veggies.

  9. What a great activity for you and the kids! My little one loves to watch me do stuff for dinner and soon he will be helping me as well!

  10. This looks like a really fun thing to do with the kids


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