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Old 11-12-2008, 10:30 PM   #31
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chicken in a sleeping bag?..........now those are cute.
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Old 11-12-2008, 11:04 PM   #32
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I've found the simplest thing I can make that kids love is just plain old potatoes and cheese.
I put a couple potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes (in a papertowel to keep in the moisture), chop them in bitesize pieces, sprinkle (or pile, if you prefer) chedder cheese on the top, and stick them back in the microwave till the cheese melts.
Of course, this gets more credit than any gourmet recipe
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:57 AM   #33
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well, I agree with you on the potatoes and cheese, AS4------me too--hahahha

what I want to know is what a chicken in a basket is?

I live with my 6 yr. old granddaughter when I'm in the states and she loves cut up Gala apples (yeeha I'm so glad) but tonight she wanted them deskinned...........nope not happening.........the skin is the best part.........she frowned but was distracted by Miley Cyrus.........when it was bathtime with Mum I was putting an empty plate into the dishwasher...........she loves fruit..........and cut up carrots with low-fat Ranch


I want to know all about these chicken in a basket, though, as she loves chicken..........
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:01 PM   #34
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Great info, thanks!

Here's a recipe my kid's love and it's good for them too (shh!). I mix fresh ground pork with finely grated zucchini and grated carrots, a squirt of ketchup, some fresh ground pepper and Bob's your uncle! I form small sized meatballs and fry them in grapeseed/olive oil mix in the pan. The kids like to dip them into sweet red chile dip or tzatziki sauce or just ketchup!
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:59 AM   #35
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here's a little idea my mom used to make and I make them now.

Hamburger top hats aka volcano hamburgers

I make these 8 at a time.
Flatten 1/3 lb raw hamburger onto a salted cookie sheet
Top with 1 and 1/2 cups mashed potatoes, like a mountain.
Bake at 350 F for one hour, top the potatoes with ketchup
bake for another 15 minutes.
The bottom will be crispy, the potatoes will get a little browned edges.
It tastes totally different if you cook the potatoes separate from the hamburger.
You can also sneak a chunk of cheese under the potatoes, seal them tightly.
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #36
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I've found the simplest thing I can make that kids love is just plain old potatoes and cheese.
I put a couple potatoes in the microwave for 5 minutes (in a papertowel to keep in the moisture), chop them in bitesize pieces, sprinkle (or pile, if you prefer) chedder cheese on the top, and stick them back in the microwave till the cheese melts.
Of course, this gets more credit than any gourmet recipe


Believe it or not but my 2 yr old hates potatoes!! (probably the only kid in America!!) She actually made heself sick the other day because I made her try a bite of mashed potatoes! She use to love them the one day wont even take a bite! I know I didnt give it to her too much because I am mindful of not overloading on starches! I would say its a texture ting but she doesnt like any form of potatoe (except certain kinds of French fries and then she will only eat a few!)
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:39 PM   #37
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Believe it or not but my 2 yr old hates potatoes!! (probably the only kid in America!!) She actually made heself sick the other day because I made her try a bite of mashed potatoes! She use to love them the one day wont even take a bite! I know I didnt give it to her too much because I am mindful of not overloading on starches! I would say its a texture ting but she doesnt like any form of potatoe (except certain kinds of French fries and then she will only eat a few!)
My 6 year old is the same way - hates mashed potatoes! But he does enjoy the occasional french fry. Isn't it weird? My older kids are convinced he got switched somewhere along the line because he doesn't like mashed potatoes!
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:45 PM   #38
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Mashed Sweet Potatoes go over well with my neice as do leftovers made into potato cakes.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:16 PM   #39
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Re: posts # 13 and 16
Dina: I just saw this thread, and wonder if you have a recipe for spring rolls (from the Chinese restaurant in Epcot Centre in Disneyworld. I was there last August, and those rolls were delicious, not the usual filling of cabagge and beanthreads.
I will be grateful if you can tell me how to make them.
TIA.

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Old 12-30-2008, 10:57 AM   #40
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OK I loathed potatoes as a child and still only tolerate roasted ones. BLECH!

Kid friendly as kitchenelf said way back at the beginning is hit and miss on a daily basis, but kids regulate themselves more or less on a weekly basis. Here are some thoughts that worked well for my kiddos. (And I should mention here that one of mine is STILL killer picky and will pick out microscopic pieces of anything she deems inedible, like onion, or any cooked veggie.)

- Tortilla pizza - crisp the tortilla a bit either in the oven or in a frying pan. Then let the kids smear on their sauce and load their own toppings. One is usually more than enough for any little one.

- Fruit plate/Veggie Plate - I have a tupperware segmented container that I would load with cut up pieces of fruit or veggies with a dip center. That was always fun to find in the fridge for the kids.

- Tacos or taco salad. Taco salad is easier for you, but soft shelled tacos are more fun for the kids. Give them some topping ideas and you are good to go.

- Homemade soup - easy to have on hand in the freezer - let them pick out the coolest pasta to serve with it. (I always store the pasta separately so it doesn't sog out)

- Lasagna roll ups - easy to prep ahead of time and thaw as needed. Cook the noodle, smear on whatever you like, cooked chicken with some spinach or asparagus, or ground beef, or just some grated cheese with an egg for binder, and then roll it up. Cut it in half so that it is "kid sized" and place it cut side down in some tomato sauce. Heat it up in the microwave or oven and sprinkle on the magic parmesan cheese.

I've got more if you are interested, but these were standbys when I was busy. Good luck with the teaching!
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