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Five Kid-Friendly Options for Your Holiday Feast
Kids love to help prepare food. If you want to get your kids or grandkids involved with food prep, this round-up of ideas will make you their favorite person.
These suggestions will get you started thinking about what kids like.
· S’mores – Of course, of course. You can’t have a kid-friendly holiday recipe without including s'mores. Everyone loves the delicious flavor combination of graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate.
But did you know you can make them in the oven too? Let your child layer crackers, chocolate bar, and marshmallow in a pan, then bake in the oven on 350 degrees F until the marshmallow starts to rise and the chocolate starts to melt - about 10 minutes.
· Holly Cookies – These cookies are a firm favorite for kids. They look neat and are simple to make with the help of an adult.
They don’t have a ton of ingredients; in fact, you may have most of them on hand during the holidays. Cornflakes, butter, marshmallows, and cinnamon candies make awesome cookies:
· Gingerbread House – A tradition for many, a pipe dream for others, an edible and easy-to-make gingerbread house is a fun way to keep kids busy for an entire afternoon of sugary goodness. Explore ideas using graham crackers on Pinterest.
· Sugar Cookies – This is a tradition in many households. You can make sugar cookies in many ways, including using refrigerated cookie dough.
The fun is in decorating them. You can cook them in advance and then let your kids decorate them. These shortcut pie dough cookies are the answer to simplicity.
· Sandwiches – Kids like sandwiches. You can put out sandwich ingredients and let them make them.
Give them some cookie cutters to cut out designs from the sandwiches to make them more holiday relevant. You can use turkey, ham, pimento cheese, hummus, and all kinds of ingredients.
· Dippable Food – Any type of food that can be dipped is loved by kids. You can make turkey nuggets and dip them in cranberry sauce.
Cut up carrots, celery, bell peppers and dip it into any type of dips such as pimento cheese, ranch dip, and others. Even fruit dipped in melted chocolate or different bread dipped in melted cheese will be delightful for them.
Kids love helping, but mostly they love being active. Find ways to get the kids involved, whether by getting them to help prepare food or making eating an active event with finger foods and dips. Your kids will love learning to cook, though, so the more you can involve them, the more likely they are to want to help you when they’re older.
Christmas cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or take all night long.
If you choose the recipes carefully based on your budget, the number of people you must feed, and consider breaking some traditions, you’ll find that you enjoy the holidays a lot more. Keep it simple yet delicious!