This autumn, McCain want to champion the simple joys of teatime. They want to hijack every Thursday night of the week where mums and kids can connect over food by simply swapping roles and encouraging kids to take over the helm in the kitchen.
I totally love this idea, not only is it a great way to get kids to learn a basic life skill, it also gets them off the TV or iPad to spend some time with me in the kitchen. It is also the only time that we are able to spend time in the kitchen. Most of the days we are rushing to their extra-curricular activities and Thursday night is the only day that we get to come home straight from school.
Both Mr K and Ms C are at the age where they can give me a hand in the kitchen and for them to decide what to have for tea. Mr K is the head chef while Ms C is his runner.
For the next few weeks on Thursday night, to make my life easy, we are going to use McCain Oven Chips, McCain Curly Fries and McCain Baked Potatoes as part of our meal. These McCain products are a few of my favourite! Also not forgetting the Potato Wedges. Whenever I host a party, these always get served.
They decided to have roast dinner for tea. We bought a fresh chicken and rubbed it with butter and herbs before baking in the oven for an hour and twenty minutes. We always use plastic gloves if we are handling raw chicken.
An hour later, Mr K laid the curly fries on the oven tray before popping them into the oven along with the chicken. He also set his alarm to make sure the food would not burn.
While both the chicken and fries were being cooked, Mr K cut a few slices of cucumbers and carrots. Then he washed the vegetables before boiling in water.
So this is our Kids teatime meal for everyone which tasted superb! They all enjoyed it, especially as they got to cook it.
I do hope that you and your child/children can join in with us and McCain in this Kids Teatime Takeover campaign! I am looking forward to seeing what your child will be cooking for tea for you tonight! Do pop over to McCain Facebook page, Twitter and website for more inspiration!
Disclosure: We have received Kids Teatime Takeover official pack to do this featured post.