Posts tagged: Holiday recipes

Something Different For Valentine’s Day!

Cucumber Hearts & Cheese X's & O's Salad from Valentines Day 2009 from Workman Family Blog.  Could add other veggies too.

Heart shaped cucumbers and “x” and “o” ‘s made from cheese.

Very Clever!!

May actually get your kids to eat some salad with dinner!!

Sugarless Apple Pie! Make This For The Holidays With Your Kids!


Total Time: 1 hour
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes 

Ingredients:
Servings: 8

1 (12 ounce) can frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
5 -6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 (15 ounce) package Pillsbury ready made pie dough

Directions:

Mix all ingredients and cook over medium heat, bringing to a boil then reducing heat.

Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking.

Press one crust into the bottom of a prepared 9 inch pie pan, then pour the filling on top of the crust.

Top with remaining crust.

Bake at 425 degrees about 45 minutes until crust is golden and apples are tender.

Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/sugarless-apple-pie-280726?oc=linkback

Ways To Get Your Kids Involved In Thanksgiving

Plan with your kids!

Go over your Thanksgiving menu with your kids.  Come up with some ideas together…or add in some of their favorite side dishes and/or desserts!

 

Take your kids to the supermarket…

Maybe you don’t want to take them for the full shop for your holiday dinner, but it’s a great idea to take your kids along with a smaller shopping list.  Shop for the ingredients for the recipes that you picked together and try to point out some of the seasonal foods (pumpkins, butternut squash, pomegranates, etc…) that they may not normally get to see. This is a great opportunity to introduce some new foods!

 

Help in the Kitchen!

A day or two ahead of the holiday, recruit your kids to help prepare some of the dishes you picked out together. Also, let them help with the preparation of a recipe they haven’t tried before. When kids get to do some of the cooking, they get really excited. They love getting their hands dirty!

 

 

Decorate, Decorate, Decorate!!

Arts and crafts are always a treat during the holidays. Your kids will be very proud if you display some of their artwork on the holiday table. Have them make placemats and place cards for your guests. While they are busy decorating, have them set the table too!

 

 

Remember what you are thankful for…

Go around the table and have everyone share something that they are thankful for. This is a great tradition to start with your family that they will always remember.  Enjoy!!!