Posts Tagged ‘fun food’

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(Cooking) Sandwich Shapes

star sandwichesBring a smile to your child’s face with a simple sandwich. Use cookie cutters to make their sandwiches into fun shapes! This can be a fun lunchbox surprise, a twist on a snack for your child’s class, or a fun kitchen activity that your child can participate in. What shape will you make?

*Tip: Use the cookie cutter to cut the individual sandwich components and then assemble. If you assemble the sandwich first and then apply the cookie cutter, you run the risk of having a squished sandwich.

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(Cooking) Kabob Night

Eating off of a stick is so much more fun than using silverware. A kabob themed dinner is a easy way to turn an ordinary meal into a “Fun Food Night”. Find a way to turn each dinner course into kabob form. Here are some ideas for different courses. Create your own combination!

Main Course: chicken, shrimp, beef, (cooked meats are usually marinated) or deli meat & cheese cubes

Sides: vegetables – red potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, carrots, eggplant, mushrooms, or raw vegetables served with a veggie dip

fruits – strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon, pineapple, bananas

Dessert: pound cake and strawberries (strawberry shortcake concept), cake cubes (possibly alternating with fruit or rolled in melted chocolate and ground nuts), marshmallows, or fruit kabobs with chocolate or caramel dipping sauce.

Be creative!



(Cooking) ABC Pancakes

Being a fun parent is all about seeking out ways to turn day-to-day activities into small adventures. ABC Pancakes is a perfect example. Next Saturday morning, put this fun twist on your flapjacks.

Mix up your pancake batter as normal. Pour the batter into a gallon-sized ziploc bag and clip off one of the bottom corners, about 1/2- 1 inch wide. Gently squeeze the batter onto a lightly greased skillet into the shape of your choice and continue to follow your pancake recipe’s cooking instructions.

Get creative! You can make letters, numbers, animals, or other shapes of our choice. The kids love to make requests!

ABC Pancakes