Friday, September 24, 2010

kids in the kitchen, blanket in a pig?

Here's the kids' meal creation for our "Kids in the Kitchen Wednesday" dinner this week -- blanket-in-a-pig (a reverse on the old standby, pigs-in-a-blanket), selected and created by the kids.

They started with a can of prepared bread stick dough. They grated (with my help, of course) Parmesan cheese, then rolled the dough in the cheese and baked according to the instructions on the package. (Note: probably better to just cover 3 sides of the bread sticks with cheese, we had a bit of a problem with them being glued to our pan.)

Then they mixed up some honey mustard (ok, we cheated, it was honey butter, none of us are mustard fans) and spread it on one side of a slice of deli ham.

(By the way, if you've never had honey butter before, you're missing out, it's heavenly! I was running around spreading it on everything....)

Then they took a cooked bread stick and rolled it up in the slice of ham, and served it.

It made for a bit of a messy finger-food, yet too awkward to eat with a fork, so we just got messy.

I thought they were OK, I liked how simple they were to make, the kids could basically do everything themselves without much help from me. The Map Man liked them (then again, he's ridiculously easy to please). The boys thought they were gross. Ah well, at least they both tried them enthusiastically! As well as the veggies they chose to serve with their meal, an "antioxidant" mix of broccoli, carrots, and red and yellow peppers.


Alyss said...

Awesome! Good to see them trying new foods. I wonder if they would prefer a regular pig in a blanket type thing? I can totally imagine the ham on the outside being slimy and weird... I don't have sensory integration issues and I'm not fond of touching ham ;)

You could try lining your pan with parchment paper next time. Then even cheesy breadsticks won't stick!

April said...

that sounds yummy! Can't wait to try it! And I love anything with honey!