Here recently, my daughter left town for a week and left her FOUR children in my charge. I raised only two, so four
can be quite a handful to me. To make it easier on me, I asked her to write out menus of foods the children would eat before she left. Frankly, that was a lifesaver to me. I didn't have to guess at what they would eat. And the day I handed them back to her,
safe and sound and well-fed, I received my son's two children for a couple of days.
I want to share with you a few of these kid friendly recipes. Perhaps they are new to you and your children will like
Baked Spaghetti, along with
garlic bread and whole kernel corn, is a favorite with my grands. My original recipe calls for fat-free cottage cheese and only 1 cup of the mozzarella. I've also successfully frozen this, making it an easy meal to double and freeze for a later time.
photo by kimiko611
Another kid-friendly entree is Betsy's
Poppy Seed Chicken. I make sure I cook the chicken until very tender, and then I shred it into very tiny pieces. For some reason, if big pieces of meat make their way into a child's mouth, they just get bigger and bigger. This meal, with a side of green
beans, is always a winner.
photo by aleasa
I had made some slider-style hamburgers in February and thought they might go over well with children. Super
Bowl Bites are child-sized and small enough for little hands to hold. I did decrease the onion soup mix by half, though, just because I was afraid the onion flavor would be too strong for my onion-hating grandchildren. (On a side note, I made this exactly
by the recipe for a group of 10 adults recently, and they loved it!)
As I said earlier, I left the house of my 4 grands and immediately got 2 others at my house. I hadn't been home in a
week and had no food prepared. So I took some Kay's Spaghetti and Lasagna Sauce out of my freezer, thawed it, and served it over noodles. It was just as
good, maybe even better, than the night I had cooked it.
I served my granddaughter a smoothie that, frankly, I was surprised she would drink no matter how much I oohed and
aahed over it. I just assumed the color would be a put-off to her, but she drank it with gusto! It was the Green
Smoothie, made with spinach instead of kale.
And if she liked that one, boy have I got another one to try out on her next time, Sarah-May's Nectarine
Please feel free to leave the links of foods your kids like!