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Old 11-11-2005, 03:08 PM   #11
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Here are some ideas:


There were some other recipes on the site like apple waffle-wiches/peanut butter waffle-wiches, etc. may have been under kid's lunch ideas.

A sweet idea - put a marshmallow on a toothpick, roll in melted chocolate and then chopped peanuts.

Or mini fruit and cheese kabobs on toothpicks with a yogurt dipping sauce, crackers with cream cheese and topped with cookie cutter fruit like strawberries, kiwis, melon, bananas or cucumbers.

Or - mini pizzas on English muffins or mini bagels.

Or - Place hollowed out cherry tomatoes on either side of string or mozzarella cheese - tomato pops with a Ranch dipping sauce.


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Old 11-11-2005, 06:20 PM   #12
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Hot dog fondue is a good one. Mix a small jar of currant, grape or apple jelly with a small jar of mustard in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until mixture jelly is melted. Simmer for a while, then add hot dogs that are sliced diagonally, and/or baby smoky links, cut in half. Continue to simmer for 20 minutes or so, then keep warm in a small crockpot or fondue pot.
Another thing they'll like: spread re-fried beans on a 10" flour tortilla, sprinkle liberally with cheese, and roll up. Brush tops with a little olive oil, then stick in a 350 oven and let cook until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and cut each roll into 2-3 pieces. Serve with a mild salsa.
Mini pizzas would also be fun. You can do them on pita bread or English muffins. Spread with a little tomato sauce, then add the toppings and stick in the oven. Most kids like cheese and pepperoni the best, but you could use most anything.

Finally, here's a recipe from my mother, who taught kindergarten for 30 years.

Finger Jello

4 tbls knox gelatin
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup cold water
3 small packages jello
3 cups hot water

Combine first 3 ingredients and let set while preparing jello. Mix jello with hot water, then combine both mixtures. Pour into a pan and refrigerate until set up. cut out shapes with cookie cutters, or into squares.
Kids can eat these with their hands.

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:49 PM   #13
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These are a hit with all kids. When you first present them, everyone will think they're real mini burgers

Hamburger Cookies

80 ‘Nilla Wafers for the buns (2 boxes)
40 Keebler Grasshopper Cookies for the burgers (1 pkg.)
1 Tube Red Frosting for the ketchup
1 Tube Yellow Frosting for the mustard
4 Oz. Shredded Coconut for the lettuce
Green Food Coloring for the coconut
Honey to be used as glue
Ground nuts or sesame seeds

Start with a ‘Nilla Wafer for the bottom bun.

Stick the Grasshopper cookie to the “bun” with a dab of honey.

On opposite edges of the “burger”, put dabs of red and yellow frosting.

Color the coconut with some of the green food coloring.

Sprinkle the colored coconut on top of the “burger”

Top with another ‘Nilla Wafer, using another dab of honey.

Press the wafer down onto the burger so the red and yellow frostings ooze out to the edges of the burger.

Lightly coat the top of the bun with honey and sprinkle the ground nuts or sesame seeds.

Make these a day ahead to allow time for the honey to dry.

Makes 40 Hamburgers
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Old 11-16-2005, 01:02 PM   #14
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Here are some cute ideas:


Another thought are mini-burgers - make up some meatballs and place them between bread slices put in a waffle maker - and cut into quaters after the edges are cut off for mini burger buns.

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