Make your own free website on Tripod.com

JUST FOR KIDS

Home
DINNER OF THE MONTH 2010
DESSERT OF THE MONTH 2010
SUPERBOWL XLIII
DESSERT OF THE MONTH 2006
DESSERT OF THE MONTH 2007
DESSERT OF THE MONTH 2008
DESSERT OF THE MONTH 2009
DINNER OF THE MONTH 2007
DINNEROF THE MONTH 2008
DINNER OF THE MONTH 2009
SUPERBOWL PARTY 2007
TAILGATING 2008
VISITOR'S COMMENTS
BASEMENT BUDDY RECIPES
BAKING TECHNIQUES
COOKING TIPS
SUBSTITUTIONS
APPETIZERS
BREADS
CAKES
CANDY
CASSEROLES
COOKIES
CORNED BEEF
DESSERTS
EXPRESS MEALS
FROSTINGS
JUST FOR DIABETICS
JUST FOR KIDS
COOKIE CUTTER PIZZA
MEATS
MISCELLANEOUS
PIES
QUICK MEALS
QUICK BISQUICK MEALS
SALADS
SALAD DRESSINGS
SAUCES
VEGETABLES
SPRING RECIPES
SUMMER RECIPES
AUTUMN RECIPES
WINTER COOKING
NEW YEAR'S EVE CASUAL GET TOGETHER
STAR SPARKLING FAMILY NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION
SUPER BOWL PARTY
VALENTINE DAY FOR 2
ST PATRICKS DAY
EASTER RECIPES
HALLOWEEN RECIPES
THE PERFECT THANKSGIVING
THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS DINNER
CHRISTMAS GOODIES
GINGERBREAD HOUSE PARTY
HOST A COOKIE EXCHANGE
CHRISTMAS CENTERPIECES
HOLIDAY GIFTS FROM YOUR KITCHEN
LETTER FROM SANTA

kidsmenu.jpg

A Week of Kids Menus

Day 1 Quick Chicken and Dumplings
Buzzin' Beans
Applesauce
Leaf-Rubbing Place Mats
Place leaves under place-mat-size paper, then rub the flat side of a crayon over paper and leaves.

Day 2 Corn Dogs
Curly fries with ketchup
Dill pickle spears
Flavored gelatin
It’s a Picnic
Toss the fries in a paper bag, wrap the dogs, grab prepackaged gelatins and you’re on your way to an outdoor fun meal!

Day 3 Easy Sloppy Joes
Bugles® corn snacks
Honey-Lime Fruit Salad
Whipped Frosting Cupcake Cones
Surprise Cones!
The cake bakes right inside the ice-cream cone in this extra-special dessert, perfect for little helpers to decorate.

Day 4 Easy Blueberry Pancakes
Bacon
Sliced kiwifruit and bananas
Berry Best
Make pancakes the berry best! Offer berry-flavored cream cheese, berry syrup and berry jam for toppers. Practice berry best manners, too!

Day 5 Chicken Noodle Soup
Peanutty Apple Sandwiches
Betty Crocker® cookie mix (any flavor)
Soup-er!
Regular noodles can easily slide off little spoons, so use small pastas in fun shapes that fit in kids’ spoons.

Day 6 Microwave Ravioli Casserole
Fruity Tossed Salad
French bread
Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
Orchard Fun
Plan a day to visit a fruit orchard. Orchards can provide great lessons on measurements, such as pecks and bushels!

Day 7 Honey Mustard Ham
Betty Crocker® flavored mashed potato mix (any flavor)
Honey-Pot Peas
Quick Fruit Cobbler

RECIPES

quickchickenanddumplings.jpg
Quick Chicken and Dumplings

Quick Chicken and Dumplings

Satisfy your love of comfort food in record time! Make tasty dumplings over loads of creamy chicken and vegetables in just 30 minutes.

1 1/2 cups milk

1 cup frozen green peas and carrots

1 cup cut-up cooked chicken

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed creamy chicken mushroom soup

1 cup Original Bisquick® mix

1/3 cup milk

Paprika, if desired

1. Heat 1 1/2 cups milk, the peas and carrots, chicken and soup to boiling in 3-quart saucepan, stirring frequently.

2. Stir Bisquick mix and 1/3 cup milk until soft dough forms. Drop dough by 8 spoonfuls onto chicken mixture (do not drop directly into liquid). Sprinkle with paprika.

3. Cook uncovered over low heat 10 minutes. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer.

honeylimefruitsalad.jpg
Honey Lime Fruit Salad

Honey-Lime Fruit Salad

A quick and easy fresh-fruit salad that can double as dessert!

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup frozen (thawed) limeade concentrate

2 teaspoons poppy seed, if desired

4 cups cut-up fresh fruit

1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

1. Mix honey, limeade concentrate and poppy seed in medium bowl.

2. Carefully toss fruit with honey mixture. Sprinkle with almonds.

whippedfrostingcupcakecones.jpg
Whipped Frosting Cupcake Cones

Whipped Frosting Cupcake Cones

The cake bakes right inside the cone! Just decorate and enjoy.

1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any non-swirl flavor)

Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package

30 flat-bottom ice-cream cones

1 tub Betty Crocker® Whipped frosting (any flavor)

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs.

2. Fill each cone about half full of batter. Stand cones in muffin pan.

3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick carefully inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Frost with frosting and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered.

easyblueberrypancakes.jpg
Easy Blueberry Pancakes

Easy Blueberry Pancakes

Make their morning with light, tender pancakes. Your fresh or frozen blueberries make them extra-special.

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries

1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F; grease with cooking spray, vegetable oil or shortening. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)

2. Stir Bisquick, milk and eggs until blended; gently stir in blueberries. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.

3. Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden.

chickennoodlesoup.jpg
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

This old-fashioned chicken noodle soup welcomes you home from the cold. One taste and you'll see why it's one of Betty's Best.

Chicken and Broth (See Below)

2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)

2 medium celery stalks, sliced (1 cup)

1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

1 cup uncooked medium noodles (2 ounces)

Chopped fresh parsley

1. Make Chicken and Broth. Reserve cut-up chicken. Add enough water to broth to measure 5 cups.

2. Heat broth, carrots, celery, onion and bouillon granules to boiling in Dutch oven; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.

3. Stir in noodles and chicken. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 7 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Chicken and Broth

3 to 3 pounds cut-up broiler-fryer chicken

4 1/2 cups cold water

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 medium celery stalk (with leaves), cut-up

1 carrot, cut up

1 small onion, cut up

1 parsley sprig

1. Remove any excess fat from chicken. Place chicken, giblets (except liver) and neck in Dutch oven or stock pot. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Skim foam from broth; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from broth. Cool chicken about 10 minutes or just until cool enough to handle. Strain broth through cheesecloth-lined strainer; discard vegetables. Remove skin and bones from chicken. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Skim fat from broth. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate broth and chicken in separate containers up to 24 hours or freeze for future use.

peanuttyapplesandwiches.jpg
Peanutty Apple Sandwiches

Peanutty Apple Sandwiches

Whether for lunch or an after-school snack, these tasty sandwiches are so simple that your kids can help you make them.

3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

1/4 cup apricot preserves

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

8 slices raisin bread

2 medium unpeeled or peeled eating apples, thinly sliced

Lettuce leaf

1. Stir together peanut butter, preserves and mustard; spread on 1 side of 4 slices bread.

2. Place apple slices on peanut butter mixture; top with lettuce leaves and remaining 4 slices bread. Cut sandwiches in half or fourths if desired.

microwaveraviolicasserole.jpg
Microwave Ravioli Casserole

Microwave Ravioli Casserole

Quick! This four-ingredient Italian main dish goes together in under 20 minutes. Add some steamed broccoli and a loaf of garlic bread, and dinner is on the table in no time.

1 pound lean ground beef

1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)

2 cans (15 ounces each) beef ravioli

1 cup shredded mozzarella or Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

1. Crumble beef into 2-quart microwavable casserole. Add onion. Cover loosely and microwave on High 5 to 6 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, until beef is no longer pink; drain.

2. Stir in ravioli. Cover tightly and microwave 5 to 7 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, until hot. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand until cheese is melted.

browniecupcakeswithpeanutbutterfrosting.jpg
Brownie Cupcakes With Peanut Butter Frosting

Brownie Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Enjoy the classic combo of peanut butter and chocolate with these quick-fix brownie cupcakes!

1 package Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)

1/3 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs or 3 eggs

Peanut Butter Frosting, if desired (See Below)

Betty Crocker® Decor Selects candy sprinkles, nonpareils or colored sugars, if desired

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups, or grease bottoms only of muffin cups.

2. Stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, water, oil and 2 eggs for fudgelike brownies (or 3 eggs for cakelike brownies) in medium bowl, using spoon, until well blended. Fill cups about 3/4 full (each about 1/4 cup).

3. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or almost clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. Frost with Peanut Butter Frosting. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Store tightly covered.

Peanut Butter Frosting

1 cup (about 1/2 tub) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

1. Stir together all ingredients, using spoon, until smooth and spreadable.

honeymustardham.jpg
Honey Mustard Ham

Honey Mustard Ham

A creamy mustard sauce adds loads of flavor to this honey of a ham recipe.

1 fully cooked ham slice, about 1 inch thick (1 pound)

1/4 cup water

3 tablespoons honey mustard

1/2 cup sour cream

2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)

1. Cut ham into 4 serving pieces. Mix water and honey mustard in 10-inch skillet. Add ham.

2. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 15 minutes, turning ham once, until ham is hot. Remove ham from skillet; keep warm.

3. Stir sour cream into mixture in skillet; heat 1 minute. Pour over ham. Sprinkle with onions.

Buzzin' Beans

Fresh or frozen? Go with either for this honey-kissed veggie dish.

Fresh cut green beans or Green Giant® frozen cut green beans

Butter or margarine

Honey

• Cook green beans as desired; drain. Toss beans with butter. Drizzle with a little honey; toss.

 

Corn Dogs

Why wait for the carnival or state fair when you can enjoy that great taste at a moment’s notice?

Frozen corn dogs

Ketchup

Yellow mustard

• Prepare corn dogs as directed on package; serve with ketchup and mustard.

 

Easy Sloppy Joes

Speed your way through a simple lunch or dinner with a familiar sandwich favorite.

Lean ground beef or turkey

Onion, chopped, if desired

Chili sauce

Kaiser or other roll, split

• Cook beef and onion in skillet until beef is brown; drain. Stir in chili sauce (about 1 bottle to 1 pound meat); heat through. Spoon into rolls.

 

Fruity Tossed Salad

Tangy pineapple and raspberries add taste, color and texture to this simple tossed salad.

Bagged salad greens

Italian, Parmesan or ranch dressing

Pineapple chunks, canned or fresh

Raspberries

• Toss salad greens with dressing. Add drained pineapple chunks and raspberries; toss.

Honey-Pot Peas

Frozen veggies, a dab of butter and a touch of honey-simply superb!

Frozen green peas

Butter or margarine

Honey

• Cook peas as directed on package; drain. Toss with butter and honey (use enough butter and honey to coat peas).

Quick Fruit Cobbler

Canned pie filling and Bisquick® mix are the quick-fix secrets to these yummy home-style cobblers.

1 can (21 ounces) cherry, peach, blueberry or other fruit pie filling

1 cup Original Bisquick® mix

1/4 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

1. Spread pie filling in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 400ºF; let heat 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven.

2. While pie filling is heating, stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto warm pie filling. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.

3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is light brown.

These menus and recipes are compliments of Betty Crocker.com

The trademarks referred to herein are trademarks of General Mills, Inc. or its affiliates. Printed from BettyCrocker.com © 2005 and ®/™ General Mills
All Rights Reserved