I have decided I am going to teach my kids to cook. By doing this maybe in a few years each one will be able to cook a meal a night, leaving only 3 nights for me to cook (I can dream can't I ?).
I know there are a lot of kid cookbooks out there, but I wonder how many are really written by moms. I am going to be trying out recipes and show you what my kids really do to help. I will also tell you why I think it is an easy kid recipe.
I am hoping to have yummy recipes that my kids can really help do.
Tonight Caity and I made baked spaghetti, yummy ranch cheese bread and a spinach salad.
Baked Spaghetti ingredients:
One 8 oz pack of spaghetti, 2 tablespoon butter or margarine, 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 lbs of turkey sausage or ground beef, 28 oz of spaghetti sauce and 2 cups of mozzarella cheese shredded and spices you like to add to the sauce.
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 9x13x2 in baking pan with non-stick spray.
2. Cook spaghetti, Caity broke up the noodles and put them in the pot to cook.
3. After the spaghetti was cooked and drained, I put the noodles in the 13x9 pan and she stirred the butter in the noodles until it was melted.
Then she sprinkled 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese in with the noodles.
I cooked the meat until it was done and drained it. She added the pasta sauce and added spices like garlic powder, pepper flakes, basil and Italian seasoning.
I spooned the meat sauce over the pasta. She added the rest of the Parmesan cheese.
And she sprinkled on the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes covered and another 15 minutes uncovered.
Let stand for about 10 minutes and serve.
This make a lot, so I freeze half and recook for another meal.
The Ranch Cheese bread is sooooooo good and easy.
Ingredients: 1 cup Ranch dressing, 2 cups Cheddar cheese, 1 loaf French bread
Stir together cheese and dressing. Cut bread in half lengthwise. Spread cheese mixture evenly on the bread.
Broil until lightly brown.
Ranch Cheese Bread
This was a really good meal that Caity was proud she helped with.