Friday, November 7, 2008

Creative Playdates: Little Chefs

Submitted by Jensa A
(This was one of our favorite memories in playgroup!)
Recipes and pictures from our "Cooking Day" playgroup:

Tortilla Cookies
□ Tortilla
□ Melted butter
□ Cinnamon/sugar sprinkler
□ Cookie cutters
Cut tortilla into fun shapes and then brush with melted butter. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and place in a 350 degree oven for ten minutes.

Ham / cheese roll ups
□ white bread
□ rolling pin
□ sandwich ham
□ string cheese
□ toothpicks
□ honey mustard dressing
Roll bread flat. Lay a piece of thin sliced ham on top then a piece of string cheese. Roll up and cut into several bite sizedpinwheels. Use toothpick to hold pinwheels together and dip in honey mustard. (2/3 cup mayo, 1/4 cup honey, 2 TB dijon mustard, pinch paprika and salt)

English Muffin pizzas
□ 4 English muffins, split
□ 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce
□ 1 cup part-skim mozarella cheese, shredded
□ assorted pizza toppings, optional
Lightly toast muffins. Spread one generous tablespoon of pizza sauce on each muffin half. Sprinkle with cheese; top with your favorite pizza topping (green pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni, etc.). Bake muffin pizza in a 400 degree oven until cheese melts, about 6 minutes.

Fruit Pizza
□ 1 tube sugar cookies (or you could use brownies)
□ 1 container strawberry cream cheese
□ 1/3 cup powdered sugar
□ fresh fruit in season (kiwi, berries, bananas, etc.)
□ chopped nuts (almonds are SOOO yummy)
□ chocolate sauce (optional)
Prepare cookies. Let cool. In small bowl, mix strawberry flavored cream cheese with enough powdered sugar to make it creamy. Spread over cooled cookie. Top with sliced fruits. Sprinkle nuts and drizzle chocolate sauce over if desired. Best if eaten in 2-3 days.

The girls had so much fun and have asked for these snacks ever since! Yumm!

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