Hungry, Hungry Homeschoolers: Feeding the Family with Samantha Barnes {Episode 27}

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In this episode, the sisters are talking meal planning, shopping, and how to keep homeschoolers fed with their pal Samantha Barnes!

Samantha is the founder of Raddish Kids, a homeschool mom of two, and a culinary instructor who knows what it’s really like to try to get dinner on the table when there’s already a volcano at said table.

The trio chat dinnertime stress, why homeschoolers seem to be hungry  ALL THE TIME, pick selective eaters and time-saving hacks.

This episode is sponsored by:

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The Colorful Cuisine Challenge Printable Samantha mentions, and The Rainbow Chart

My girl and I are cooking up a little fun today with our @raddishkids box! It smells amaaaazing in here! ???

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Samantha’s squash quesadilla recipe

Here it is, sisters! So many of you have asked for this recipe and Samantha was sweet enough to share it with us!

Squash Quesadillas

To make butternut squash:
Easiest method — Place whole, unpeeled squash in slow cooker / crockpot. Turn to low and bake until soft, about 4-6 hours. Remove and let cool enough to touch. Cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Then scoop out soft flesh into a bowl. It’s ready to eat and use! Alternatively, squash can be roasted halved lengthwise, skin-on with seeds removed, in a 400-degree oven for 1-1.5 hours until soft.
To make quesadillas:
  • Lightly coat a hot pan with a small amount of butter or oil.
  • Spread one half of a tortilla with butternut squash puree from above.
  • Top with shredded Mexican blend cheese, mozzarella, or a cheese of your choice.
  • Optional: add greens (like spinach or swiss chard) sautéed with a handful of golden raisins.
  • Fold tortilla over and repeat making additional quesadillas. Cook in pan until cheese is melted, flipping once.



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8 thoughts on “Hungry, Hungry Homeschoolers: Feeding the Family with Samantha Barnes {Episode 27}

  1. Kathleen says:

    Cait, do you have any good resources to share on your nutrition unit study? Love this idea; perfect for the holidays and seems like a fun relaxed unit study. Thanks!

  2. Karen says:

    I just wanted to say a huge thank you for letting us know about Streamable Learning! My daughter and I have watched 3 different events this week during our free trial and have thoroughly enjoyed them all! It is a great resource! Thanks again for bringing it to my attention. I actually feel like we did some great learning this week and makes me hopeful for the rainy season to come! We can learn in our PJ’s! =)

    • ksawrites says:

      Hi Wendy!

      OK, This isn’t a science at all, but I’ll tell you what I do: I rinse dry black beans and put them in the crock pot – maybe 1.5 cups? I cover them with lots of water, and add half an onion, a bay leaf and a good 2-3 teaspoons of cumin. Then I cook on high for at least 8 hours. I add salt after, fish out the onion and bay leaf and serve in tacos, quesadillas, etc. I hope you like them!!! – k

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