Friday, August 28, 2009

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with kids can be lot of fun, but it can be a challenge at times depending on how many students you have. I did very little with my kindergarteners, but the times we did, it was always enjoyable. We made home made peanut butter, vegetable stew (after our trip to the farm), and decorated cookies at Christmas time and Valentine's Day.

I've collected some cookbooks over the years that are perfect for the younger generation. Some were mine when I was a kid, and others were given to me over the years.

I don't know the availability of some of these books, but you can definitely try or and see if they've got them.

Young Children's Mix and Fix Cookbook, published by Parent's Magazine, 1975

Cricket's Cookery, by Pauline Watson and the Editors of Cricket Magazine, published by Randon House, Inc., and Open Court Publishing Company, 1977

Kinder-Krunchies, by Karen S. Jenkins, copyright 1982 by Karen S. Jenkins

Cooking with Mickey & Friends, by Pat Baird, published by Disney Enterprises, Inc., 1998

Bible Food Fun, by Lesley Wright, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2000

Alpha Bakery, produced and published by Gold Medal Flour, 1997 General Mills, Inc.

The Rainbow Bakery, produced and published by Gold Medal Flour, 1998 General Mills, Inc.

One of my favorite recipes from the Young Children's Mix and Fix Cookbook is peanut butter and jelly french toast. I loved making this lots of times when I was a kid! I made it again recently and still enjoyed every bite. Hope you like it as well.

Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast

1 egg
1/4 cup milk
4 slices white bread
peanut butter

1. Break egg into a large shallow bowl. Beat egg with a fork, then stir in milk.
2. Spread 2 slices of bread with peanut butter, then spread jelly on top of the peanut butter. Top each with another slice of bread.
3. Dip sandwiches into the egg-milk mixture.
4. Cook on buttered griddle or skillet until brown on one side, then turn over and brown on other side.
5. Serve hot with a spoonful of jelly on top of each sandwich. Eat with a knife and fork.

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