The Kennett Kitchen Challenge!
Can you take the heat of the competition?
So, what is The Kennett Kitchen Challenge?
The Kennett Kitchen Challenge is a fun interactive way to get your family into the kitchen together cooking a new innovative meal in a fun way. So many parents have come to me saying their dinners are the same week after week, and that means BORING and DULL! Who can relate?! I know I can! I dread those awful words “What’s for dinner?”. Like gut wrenching. I guess tacos or spaghetti again. Or maybe we’ll just pop in a frozen pizza or do some sushi take out. Ringing a bell? Is this your household? The Kennett Kitchen Challenge is here to help. Each week, families will receive a new “Challenge” to complete at home. The challenge will vary from week to week, but it will really spark creativity in your dinners and get you ALL thinking outside the usual dinner box. That’s right, I said ALL. In addition to bringing life to your dinners, the challenge is also intended to get your kids into the kitchen with you, helping to plan and make your meals! Oh – and clean them up, too!
And because kids (and parents, too!) are so excited by all of the cooking competitions out there, let’s make this one of our own! Families will be awarded points based on a variety of things and will compete to win ultra-cool prizes! Our first ever competition begins July 28th!
Still have questions? Keep reading to see if this challenge is right for you!
We are a busy family, Will we even have time for this?
Yes! There is only 1 challenge per week, so that’s only 1-2 hours of making and enjoying your meal together, and maybe a little extra planning time. Plus, making and eating dinner with your family leads to SO MUCH more success later in life for your children! So I think it’s important to carve out time for it. I don’t get on my soapbox about much, but I’m TRULY passionate about getting families into the kitchen together, so I’m going to push you to do it! It’s only 2 hours out of the 168 in a week, and you even will have an entire weekend to do a challenge. And of course you don’t HAVE to complete the challenges on time – you will still have a ton of new ideas for dinners down the road, whenever you have time to make them.
My house is FULL of picky eaters. Is this challenge for me?
YES! Get your butt in the challenge! I myself am the pickiest eater on the planet and I’m going to do it! If your house is anything like mine, we’d be eating chicken nuggets and pizza for every meal, and the idea of joining any kind of “meal plan” seems like a waste of time and money since it’s unlikely we will eat at least half of the recipes. But this challenge is different. It will give you new IDEAS of meals you can make that incorporate the foods your family likes and eats. And they say if kids help plan and make the meals, they are more likely to try them! So maybe it’s time to venture out of your comfort zone a little… but i’m certainly not getting on a soap box about that, because if I’m being honest, there’s pretty much no way my toddler is going to try new things. But try we will!
I don’t live anywhere near Kennett Square, PA. Can I still join the challenge?
Of course! No need to be local to participate. This is a completely online challenge that takes place in your own home, separate from our in-person kitchen classes. In fact, we are trying hard to reach families in EVERY state to participate in our challenge. So the further away you are, the more cool it is!
After reading all of this, I’m just still not sure if this is right for our family. Do I join?
If you’ve actually read all of the answers, pretty sure you know what I’m going to say! YES! Do it, right now! What’s the worst that could happen?! You have a creative meal instead of the usual chicken and rice? Your kids actually get involved in the kitchen and make a meal with you? You bond with your children over a fun meal? You maybe even win a cool prize?! The answer is clear. Sign up! And then go tell all of your friends!