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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Perfect Breakfast/Snack Ideas For Kids

Do you ever notice the way little eyes light up when it is dinner or snack time? Food is a vital part of any child's life and taking the time to put together an especially fun plate of food will surely be received with excitement. Treat  each meal and snack time as a special occasion.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Happy Face Pancakes

1 ½ cups of flour
3 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 ¼ cups milk
1 egg
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and assemble your happy face.

Assembling your happy face:

Mouth- bacon strip
Eyes- two eggs
Nose-pat of butter

 Snail Cinnamon Rolls

¾ cup milk
¼ cup margarine, softened
3 ¼ cup flour
1 package yeast
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup water
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
½ cup margarine, softened
½ cup raisins, optional

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in margarine; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, softened margarine.
Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with margarine/sugar mixture. Sprinkle with raisins if desired. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in 12 lightly greased muffin cups. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until browned. Remove from muffin cups to cool. Serve warm
Glue googly eyes to toothpicks and insert toothpicks to cinnamon roll to form a snail.

 Animal Cracker Boats

Here's what you need:

~Animal crackers
~Peanut butter
~Fruit bits

Assembling your boat:

Cut your celery in half and spread a spoonful of peanut butter inside it. Top with fruit bits and an animal cracker.

Ice Cream Fruit Cup

Here's what you need:

~Cantaloupe, chopped
~Pineapple, chopped
~Ice cream cones 
~Plain yoghurt 

Assembling your fruit cup:

 Layer the fruit inside your ice cream cone and top with a dollop of yoghurt.

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