A Day in The Life: ChopChop Magazine for the Holidays & Giveaway

by Jennifer on November 15, 2012

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Sunday night I headed to Massachusetts to visit my Godsons and then attend a fabulous ‘ChopChop Magazine for the Holidays’ event. Not only was the event fantastic but so was the venue, Sofra Bakery. In fact, I am going to dedicate an entire post just to Sofra.

I have written about Chop Chop Magazine in the past and about how much I love their mission of ‘inspiring kids to cook real food with their families’ so I was honored to attend an event with fellow bloggers.

First, we were treated to some amazing food prepared at the bakery…..

Followed by a conversation about cooking with your kids – Tips from ChopChop Magazine include:

*Pre-measure ingredients and your kids can help pour so they can help in the kitchen too.

*Encourage your kids to listen and look when cooking.

*Cooking and eating is a sensory experience – a perfect way to teach different senses to kids/

Next up, Chef Geoff Luka made a Syrian dish called ‘Muhummara’, as well as ‘Cacik’, a Turkish dish. It made me realize that other than making Portuguese recipes, I have not invested enough time exposing the kids to food from other cultures.

After watching Chef Luka make those amazing recipes, the lovely Catrine Kelty shared some food styling tips. Some of the tips including:

*Using antique boards, tiles, cupboard doors, colored paper, wrap paper to tell your photo’s story.

*Strain stew a bit before taking pictures.

*Understand when food is going to misbehave and be able to work around it.

*Place the darkest food closest to the light source.

In case, you haven’t guessed, I love lurve ChopChop Magazine and think that is would be a terrific gift for kids this holiday season! Think about it:

*It’s perfect for Kids that Love to Cook
*A great “Under $25” gift for those elusive “Hard to Buy For” on your readers’ gift list.
*A great gift Ideas foodie families, gifts that give back (each subscription helps pay for a subscription to families in need), or for health enthusiasts.

In addition, I am happy to share that I am giving away a 1-Year Subscription!

To enter, comment on this post telling me: What is your favorite recipe/dish to make with your kids?

For additional entries (read carefully):
*RE-PIN this giveaway to one of your boards & leave a comment with the pin link: http://pinterest.com/pin/5699937000074367/

*Tweet this giveaway (leave the twitter link in a comment): Hoping to win a yr of @chopchopmag from @savorthethyme ‘Inspiring kids to cook real food w their families http://su.pr/2JStpO #giveaway

*Follow @savorthethyme on Twitter (and come let me know your twitter handle)

* Follow @chopchopmag on Twitter (and come let me know your twitter handle)

Don’t worry if you don’t win though, cause you can subscribe or even buy a subscription for a Holiday gift!

All entries must be received by Wednesday, November 21st 11:59pm ET. The winner must be 18 years of age or older and must respond within 48 hours upon notification of winning or a new winner will be chosen.

Heather November 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm

My favorite dish to make with my kids is gluten-free/dairy-free acorn squash and black bean empanadas with homemade guacamole on the side. The many steps of roasting, chopping, sautéing, preparing dough, shaping and baking provide many fun jobs for my three kids to pick and choose from… one definitely prefers the chopping prep while another is my future baker choosing the dough steps… and then my third is my go-to stirrer, oven checker, and all-around mess maker- the creative genius in the kitchen. 🙂

Liza Glick November 15, 2012 at 7:45 pm

The girls and I make a mean Chicken Parm together 🙂

Shana D November 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Two favorites my kids love making with me is broccoli soup and pancakes. My daughter loves to chop the broccoli for the soup and with pancakes they all join in in the mixing fun.

Gabriela Fischer November 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast because I get to create Fun & Healthy dishes for my little one. Follow this link to see the pictures of my creations https://www.facebook.com/FunMeals4Kids and PLEASE let me know what you think.

Catherine November 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

We love to cook together. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite thing. Granola bars and muffins top the list, but we love to make things like soups and pizza too.

Mary November 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I make a lot of snacks with my class – 2nd grade. The last thing we made was a batch of apple cookies. They were delicious! Whenever I tell them we are going to bake/cook they literally squeal with excitement. Tomorrow, we are making blueberry smoothies for morning snack. Yummmmm!

sarah b November 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

My lil one is still to young, but I can’t wait til she can help me bake my “world famous” cupcakes and help me come up with new flavors!

Elizabeth November 21, 2012 at 2:41 am

How cool! We love cooking together. Especially cooking breakfast! My kids love starting their day off that way!

Kristine November 22, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Pizza is our favorite! I love that they get excited about topping off their own in just the right way!

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