This easy to make Herb Cheese recipe is a family favorite – for its amazing taste and because it’s simple enough to make with the kids.
As you’ve been reading over the past couple of months, I’ve joined the effort by Wolf to encourage people to Reclaim the Kitchen. To be more intentional with our time in the kitchen, to spend quality time with family members and to make the kitchen once again the center of our home
In our home, we’ve been making an effort to include the children more in our kitchen activities. To let them choose recipes we plan to make, to help shop for the ingredients, and to be involved in the meal preparation itself. Whether it’s an elaborate meal that takes hours to prepare or a simple dinner during the school week, I include my children again.
Here are some great ways to include children in the kitchen:
– Help choose the recipes for a meal, including entree, side dish, and salad
– Help make a shopping list including all of the ingredients needed to prepare the meal
– Help shop at the grocery store, finding products and adding them to the cart
– Practice stirring and combining ingredients using a large spoon or spatula
– Help measure out ingredients with measuring spoons and cups
– Pour measured ingredients into mixing bowl
– Tear lettuce for a salad and scraping chopped veggies from the cutting board into the bowl
– Collect recipe ingredients from the pantry and refrigerator
– Help set the table with napkins and utensils
– Help clean while cooking by wiping up spills from the counter
– Put dirty dishes into the dishwasher and help push the buttons to start a cleaning cycle
– Help clean the kitchen by using a small brush or broom and hand-held dustpan
Since the kids love being able to help measure out and combine the ingredients when we prepare food, this recipe for Herb Cheese is a favorite.
Easy Herb Cheese Recipe
8 oz butter, whipped
16 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp dill weed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp thyme
Blend all ingredients together with a mixer or food processor. Store in the refrigerator for two hours to allow flavors to combine before serving.
Wolf is helping Americans to get out of the drive-thru line and back into their kitchens.
The Reclaim the Kitchen program gives tips, resources and inspiration to help Americans reclaim the love of preparing food in the home.
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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Wolf blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.