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Cooking with Kids | Lemon Pudding Dessert Recipe

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Do you have a little man or a little princess that you would love to cook with? Rada Cutlery makes it easy for you! Here’s a recipe that you can make with your little helper with specific tasks for the both of you. And find out about the Mommy & Me cookbook!

How to Make Lemon Pudding Dessert with your Little Helper

Lemon Pudding Dessert

What you will need to pick up at the supermarket:

  • 1 c. cold butter
  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 carton (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 c. cold milk
  • 2 pkgs. (3.4 oz.) instant lemon pudding mix

Follow these steps and work together to complete the recipe. Mommy will complete some tasks and her little helper will complete others.

Mommy: Cut butter into flour until crumbly.

Little Helper: Press flour and butter mixture with fingers into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Make sure those hands are clean!

Mommy: Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until set. Cool. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth in a mixer.

Little Helper: Fold 1 cup whipped topping into the mixture. A whisk or a spatula works good for this step.

Mommy: Spread mixture over crust.

Little Helper: With a whisk or Rada Handi-stir, whisk together the lemon pudding mix and milk for 3 to 5 minutes. If your hands get tired, feel free to pass on to Mommy.

Mommy: Carefully spread the lemon mixture over the cream cheese mixture.

Little Helper: Help Mommy top your pan of bars with remaining whipped topping. Chill until ready to serve.

The Fun Never Has to Stop

You can find tons of recipes like this one in the cookbook Mommy & Me from Rada Cutlery.

Recipes like Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, PB & J Waffle Bites, Popcorn Balls, Rainbow Cookie Pops, Ham & Cheesy Mac, Corn Dogs, and Strawberry Orange Julius are all tailored specifically for Mommy and her little helper.

Check out the book and many more as well as kitchen utensils, stoneware, soy wax candles, and quick mixes from the Rada Kitchen Store.

Cooking Skills Your Preschooler Can Learn

Here are some very simple skills that you can teach your little helper in the kitchen. You won’t believe the fun you’ll have and the valuable lessons your son or daughter will learn.

Cutting: Have your little one cut soft fruits such as bananas with a plastic knife or a smooth butter knife. Teach them to use a sawing motion on slightly tougher fruits like a grape. Be careful not to use a sharp knife for this lesson.

Mixing: This is every kid’s favorite part. All you need is a big bowl, a big spoon and some ingredients that need to be mixed. Make sure to start out this first lesson with ingredients that will blend easily.

Rinsing Fruits and Vegetables: Watching water rinse through a colander is fun. It is like water play to the little ones.

Spreading: Try butter on crackers, jelly on bread, frosting on cupcakes. It can be messy and can take longer, but it’s worth it! Your child will learn great skill development during this lesson.

Measuring: Try using flour, sugar, or even water for learning how to measure. It’s fun to fill up a cup with an ingredient. They’ll feel special dumping it in!

Rolling out the dough: Fun with play dough, even more fun with real dough.

Preschool Fundraising

Many preschools do a fundraiser to help pay for field trips and supplies.  Rada Cutlery helps 19,000 non-profit groups each year raise money for their causes.  Schools and school groups often choose to sell Rada kitchen products using our fundraising catalog program.  To find out how your preschool can earn 40% profit selling Made in the USA Rada Cutlery products, follow this link:  http://www.radacutlery.com/fundraising.

The Rada Cutley fundraising section will walk you through everything you need to know about starting a preschool fundraiser.  You will find videos, FAQs and also a pdf of the fundraising catalog as well as the EASY Guide to Fundraising at:  http://www.radacutlery.com/fundraising/resources.

 

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