Every Tuesday, I spend my afternoons cooking with a group of kids for their after school activity. I enjoy having little helpers in the kitchen who are always eager to peel carrots, beat eggs, mash potatoes and do almost any kitchen task that would usually seem boring. The recipes that we use are often simple and of course, child friendly (meaning, something that the kids would actually like to eat, so no green leafy salads). What they don’t realize is that I like incorporating vegetables into my recipes and often camouflage the taste with cream or cheese. Hee hee.
This week, inspired by the unexpected rain, we made a big pot of tomato basil soup, paired with a Monte Cristo sandwich (which is basically a french toast style ham and cheese sandwich). I got a lot of eeeews when I mentioned the word tomato. One seven year old girl even said she was ‘not a fan.’ But thanks to the wonders of all purpose cream, the kids devoured the soup and even asked to take some home. Unlike the soup, the sandwiches didn’t need any campaigning. The kids were sold once they saw the Cheeze Wiz.
What recipes do you like cooking with kids?