Get Busy in the Kitchen
Cooking is an activity that parents and children can enjoy together.
Here are some simple recipes.
Waffle Stacker Sundaes
Vanilla ice cream
Frozen waffles, preferably whole-grain
Chocolate, butterscotch or other sundae syrup, warmed
Aerosol whipped cream
Soften ice cream slightly. Toast two waffles per serving. Quickly spread ice cream between waffles, drizzle on warm syrup, top with whipped cream and sprinkles.
? cup each granulated and brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
A handful of raisins snipped into small pieces with child-safe scissors
Refrigerated crescent rolls
Toss together sugar, cinnamon and raisins. Unroll dough. Spread each triangle with a tiny bit of margarine and sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll up, bend into crescents and bake as directed.
Grilled Pizza Sandwiches
Thinly sliced mushrooms, onions, green pepper, other veggies
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Sliced sourdough bakery bread (olive-rosemary bread works well, too)
Spaghetti sauce from a jar
Microwave pepperoni and veggies for 2 minutes in a single layer.
Spray a large skillet with olive oil; heat to medium.
Lay a slice of cheese on a slice of bread. Arrange pepperoni, veggies, a spoonful of sauce over cheese. Top with another slice of cheese and the second slice of bread. Don't make sandwiches too thick. Carefully place in skillet, press down with a spatula and cook until brown. Turn, cook on second side. Cut sandwich into quarters and serve.
Egg in the Hole
Butter or margarine
Eggs (graded medium or small)
Slice bagels crosswise into thirds. Heat a small amount of butter or margarine in a skillet. Place bagel thirds, cut-side down, in skillet (middle slice will have two cut sides) and toast until lightly browned. Break egg into the bagel hole. Cover skillet and cook over medium-low heat until egg is set. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and serve.
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