Who Loves Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwiches?

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Elvis Presley loved Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches and so will your kids. This is one recipe your kids will go bananas for.  Turn on some Elvis music like Hound Dog and sing while you prepare these great tasty sandwiches.

  • 4 ounces peanut butter
  • 2 slices Texas Toast or Thick Bread
  • 1 whole ripe banana
  • 4 ounces  butter

Directions

Spread peanut butter, evenly on 1 side of each piece of bread. Slice banana in 3/4-inch slices and place on 1 piece of bread with peanut butter. Banana slices should be close together, and cover 1 side completely. Top with the other slice of bread.

Heat butter in grill pan on medium heat. Place the sandwich in the grill pan and brown for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add 2 ounces of butter to the grill pan and flip sandwich to other side and continue cooking for 2 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and peanut butter is melting. Cut into quarters and serve hot.

Photo credit: Taste.com.au

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Why Not Make Quesadilla For Your Kids Dinner?

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A easy recipe kids love are Quesadilla. Queso” is cheese in Spanish.  And a quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside.  Not only is this a meal the whole family can enjoy, it also easy on the  family grocery budget.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan to medium high heat.

Add a small amount of oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) or butter and spread it around the bottom of the pan with a spatula .

Place one large flour tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips.  Pockets of Air should begin to form within the tortilla.

Add a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself.

Add whatever additional ingredients you choose – grilled diced chicken, onion, sliced mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc.  Do not  layer on the ingredients to thickly, this is a quesadilla, not a quiche.

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Reduce the heat to low and cover he cast iron pan, to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla.

After a minute, check to see if the cheese is melted. If not, return the cover until the cheese is melted.

When the cheese is melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side.   The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If not flip every 10 seconds until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

Quesadilla are delicious served with thinly slice some iceberg lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Pizza Kids Love It

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Kids love Pizza and so do adults!  As a Parent midweek can be a bit of a challenge or perhaps another word could be stress full.  Then why not order a Pizza for dinner tonight.  Not only do kids love pizza, it is a fun way to teach kids about different types of toppings to pick from.  You can ask who want Sausage, Peperoni, pineapple, anchovies, spinach, and then play the game of them naming more.  When the pizza arrives, you can make it a big family project to open the box and count how many slices there are.

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Cool Off With Yummy Frozen Treats

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1 to 2 containers(6 oz each) Thick & Creamy yogurt (any flavor)
3to 4 cups cheeries cereal
4 firm ripe medium bananas

Line cookie sheet with foil. Spoon yogurt into shallow dish. Pour cereal into another shallow dish. Peel bananas; cut each into 6 pieces.
Roll each banana piece in yogurt, then in cereal to coat. Place coated banana pieces on cookie sheet. Freeze uncovered about 1 hour or until firm. (The bites are best when eaten the same day they’re made.)

Photo Credit: Betty Crocker

Why Not Serve Up Strawberries To Your Kids?

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Schools out and your little kids and growing kids will need healthy snacks and desserts this summer.  Why not send them off with this seasons fresh strawberries?  Cut fresh strawberries in a covered bowl and send them off with your kids to day camp and put in your teens beach bag.  Strawberries are a great kids source of nutrition.

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (166 grams)

Calories 50
Protein 1 gram
Carbohydrates 11.65 grams
Dietary Fiber 3.81 grams
Calcium 23.24 mg
Iron 0.63 mg
Magnesium 16.60 mg
Phosphorus 31.54 mg
Potassium 44.82 mg
Selenium 1.16 mg
Vitamin C 94.12 mg
Folate 29.38 mcg
Vitamin A 44.82 IU

Source: University of Illinois, Strawberries & More

Kids Marshmallow Cones

Ingredients

  • 24 small flat-based ice-cream cones
  • 4 cups mixed lollies
  • Colored sprinkles, to decorate
  • Marshmallow
  • 2 1 / 2 tblsps gelatine
  • 1 1 / 2 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 / 2 tsp red food coloring
  • 1 / 4 tsp strawberry essence

1. Stand cones upright in a deep tray lined with a paper towel. Divide lollies among cones.
2. To make marshmallow, sprinkle gelatine over water in a medium saucepan. Add sugar. Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil, then boil gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool at room temperature until lukewarm. Stir in food colouring and essence.
3. Beat marshmallow mixture in a large bowl with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes, or until thick and of piping consistency. Spoon mixture into a large piping bag fitted with a 1cm-round tube.
4. Working quickly, pipe marshmallow rosettes on top of cones. Dip rosettes in sprinkles. Leave at room temperature to set.