I won a cookbook! It's The Everything Kids Cookbook.
Robyn from Our Homeschool Home sent me this awesome kids cookbook. She has an awesome weekly event, On The Grill. Link up every Thursday and she or a guest judge picks the winner on Sunday. You don't even have to have a grilling recipe, follow the theme or whatever floats your boat!
Anyways, this is a great cookbook. My kids got a hold of it immediately and started putting markers in recipes they wanted to try. My 13 year old daughter has shown interest in learning to cook but my 11 year old son, hasn't ever wanted to. Until this cookbook. He was excited to try a few of the recipes.
So first up was Cinnamon Apples. I can't believe I've never made this for the kids before.
First I cut the apples with the apple wedger into 8 pieces. Then I cut them each in half so there were 16 pieces.
He proceed to measure out the 1 teaspoon of sugar and the 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon.
Then they all took turns shaking the bag. That was the fun part!! Those apple really got shaken pretty well!!
Voila! The result was sticky, sweet, cinnamon apples.
They all absolutely loved them! We have made them several times now and they always have fun shaking the bag!
Another thing that I loved about the cookbook is the fun and games. On every page, there are games, trivia, fun facts and a bunch of other tidbits. I would totally recommend this cookbook to anyone with kids. If I hadn't won it, I would have bought it. Seriously. My kids have looked through it dozens of times in just the few weeks that I've had it.
He also wanted to try the Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potato. Its funny, he loves baked potatoes, he loves broccoli but I've never combined the two for him. We added ham to this and he loved it! We've made it a few times already. And he's my picky eater so if he likes it, it's totally a winner!
Thank you Robyn again for this fantastic gift!
1 apple (we like green granny smiths or fuji)
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Cut apples with an apple slicer into 8 slices. Cut apples with a knife until you have 16 slices. You can cut them however you'd like but the more apple surface, the more cinnamon taste you'll have. Place in a gallon sized baggie. Put sugar and cinnamon in baggie, close and shake until apple is coated. Then shake some more because it's fun! Eat apples and be sure to wash your hands after because they are really sticky!
Calories = 114 calorie snack
Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potato
1 medium potato
1/4 cup broccoli florets
2 tbsp. cheese, shredded
2 oz. ham chunks.
Wash and scrub potato. Poke it with a fork a few times. Cook in the microwave for about 5 - 6 minutes until soft. Cut the potato open, set aside. Place broccoli in a small bowl with about 1 tsp. water and cook in microwave for about 2 minutes to soften and heat. Heat ham chunks in microwave until hot (I actually pan fried them). Drain any excess water. Stuff potato with broccoli and top with ham and cheese. Place in microwave again and heat for 30 seconds to 1 minute until cheese is melted. Cool a bit and enjoy!!
Total calories = 292 calories
1 Broccoli Stuffed Baked Potato = 292 calorie dinner