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Old 12-07-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Cooking with kids

Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share?
I love to cook with my kids. My kids like this one.

Mini Octopus Macaroni & Cheese
4 OSCAR MAYER Wieners
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner



CUT wieners in half lengthwise with sharp knife, starting each cut about 1 inch from one of the ends of each wiener. Roll each wiener one-quarter turn and cut a second lengthwise slice in wiener, again starting about 1 inch from the uncut end. (This will form 4 "legs" of the "octopus.") Using a small knife or kitchen scissors, cut each leg lengthwise in half, about 1 inch from the uncut end, creating a total of 8 legs in each wiener. Poke 2 holes into the uncut portion of each wiener for the "eyes."
ADD wieners to pot of boiling water and cook as directed on package, watching each wiener turn into an octopus right before your eyes. Meanwhile, prepare Dinner as directed on package.
SPOON Dinner evenly into 4 small bowls; top each with an octopus.


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Old 12-07-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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I have done of these with kids - I don't know if the kids or I had more fun!

Fruit Jellies
1 large box (8 servings) sugar-free Jello
OR
2 small boxes (4 servings) sugar-free Jello
2 envelopes, unsweetened Kool-Aid powder (to compliment flavors or Jello, can mix and match to suit your taste)
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin powder
1 c boiling hot water

1.Stir together all ingredients until dissolved. Pour mixture onto a flat plate or a flat jelly roll pan. Allow to set 20 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator until completely set, usually several hours.
2.Peel the gelatin disk from the plate or pan. Cut into desired shapes; squares, circles, long strips, etc. Jellies can be rolled in additional fine granulated sugar if desired.
**NOTE - gelatin can also be poured into candy molds to create more fanciful shapes.

Jello Popcorn
1 small box Jello (not sugar free)
1 c Sugar
1 c Corn syrup
Popped popcorn

1.On low heat, heat Jello sugar, and corn syrup until clear. When it is clear pour it over the popped corn.
2.Let kids shape it into balls or whatever shape they want. Enjoy!
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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My son is 2 1/2...can't wait until he wants to help...
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:43 PM   #4
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Check this one out!

Hot Rod Dog

1 OSCAR MAYER Beef Frank
1 hot dog bun, split
1 OSCAR MAYER Little Wiener
1 Tbsp. CHEEZ WHIZ Cheese Dip
1 cherry tomato
9 small pretzel sticks
1/2 of a tomato slice
1 KRAFT Singles
2 tsp. ketchup
2 stuffed green olives
4 CLAUSSEN Kosher Dill Sandwich Slices
1 RITZ Cracker
2 green onion slices
1 pitted black olive slice



HEAT frank as directed on package or grill until heated through (160°F). Place frank in bun to form the lower part of the "driver's body." Place little wiener upright at one end of the frank to form the upper part of the driver's body, using CHEEZ WHIZ to secure pieces. Attach cherry tomato to top of the little wiener with pretzel stick to form the "driver's head."
PLACE tomato slice upright at one end of sandwich, in front of the driver, to resemble the windshield, attaching to frank with a dab of CHEEZ WHIZ. Place Singles over the frank, in front of the windshield, to form the "hood." Decorate with ketchup.
ADD green olives to front of hood for the "headlights," using 2 of the pretzel sticks, then attach pickle slices with 4 of the pretzel sticks to both sides of the bun for "wheels." Add the cracker for the "steering wheel."
ATTACH the white parts of the green onion to the driver's head with a dab of CHEEZ WHIZ to resemble the goggles. Attach ripe olive slice, cut in half, to driver's head, using dab of CHEEZ WHIZ, to form "smile." Cut remaining half of olive slice crosswise in half for the "eyebrows." Attach remaining 2 pretzel sticks to both sides of little weiner for the "arms."
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:47 PM   #5
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roflmao omg that is just tooooooooooo
cute !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:58 PM   #6
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Mine always like to make a ham and cheese, place his clean little hand on top of the sandwich, make an impression, then cut it out in the shape of his hand....

...at halloween where his wrist was we would put ketchup there
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:42 AM   #8
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Another 2 recipes we use to eat as kids

Our version of pigs in a blanket.

Roll up a hot dog in a pillsbury crescent roll with cheese and ketchup and bake.

My mom use to fry some bacon. Then lay out sandwich bread on a baking sheet. Lay a slice of cheese on top and then drizzle with ketchup. Place bacon on top and put under the broiler until cheese starts to melt.
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:01 AM   #9
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Mine always like to make a ham and cheese, place his clean little hand on top of the sandwich, make an impression, then cut it out in the shape of his hand....

...at halloween where his wrist was we would put ketchup there
i really hope they don't call your child lil' three fingers, elfie!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:26 AM   #10
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She(9yo) is in charge of:

Rubbing the spices on the chicken.
Shelling the hard boiled eggs.
Making meatballs.
Dipping in egg and breading the chicken cutlets.
Making the meatballs.
Mixing the meatloaf together.
Decorating the serving platters for holidays.
Setting the table.
Drying the silverware from the dishwasher, except steak knives.
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