Today’s guest will familiar to you all. Britni from My Recipe Box is the cooking contributor here at Kiki and Company. She is a busy mom of 2 cute little boys so she has a lot of fun ideas for cooking for kids, but also has fun ideas to keep them busy during these hot summer days. Here is Britni:
I am so excited for this month and hanging out with my kids! We love hitting up the local splash pads, community pools, and running through the sprinklers. Amidst these things, some days I just want to stay inside where the air conditioning is going full blast 🙂 When we do stay inside in the summertime, I want my kids to still do fun things and not sit around and watch movies or play the Wii all day.
One of my kids favorite things to play with is their play dough. Every now and again I get ambitious and make them some edible play dough, which is so much more fun than the regular stuff, because you can nibble as you play!
*Don’t be surprised if your ball of dough is half the size after your kids are done playing with it 🙂
Edible Play Dough
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
2 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup Honey
Mix until well combined and place in the fridge for 15-20 min. Remove from fridge and let kids have at it!
Recipe Source: Sweet Basil
I was also thinking of kid lunches in the summertime. I am so tired of making Mac and Cheese and hot dogs, so we switched things up a bit this week with this twist on the quesadilla. My boys loved them, my brothers, and lets just say I ate a few as well 😉 The boys love lunches that they are able to help put together. This one definitely was kiddo friendly!
8 flour tortillas
8 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 lb pepperoni
1 16-ounce jar of pizza sauce
Optional: 1 6-ounce can of sliced black olives, 1 cup of sliced cremini mushrooms
Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and fry the pepperoni until crisp. Transfer on a paper towel to drain.
Brush each tortilla with a thin layer of pizza sauce (so thin that if you turned it over, none would drip).
Sprinkle cheese on top of the sauce on the bottom tortilla. Top with pepperoni and other toppings, if desired. Sprinkle with another layer of cheese and place the other tortilla on top (sauce side in).
Pre-heat a medium cast-iron skilled over medium heat. Lay quesadilla in the pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and tortillas are crispy. Slice into quarters and serve with a little bowl of pizza dipping sauce.
Recipe Source: Snixy Kitchen
Hope you are finding lots of fun ways to have fun in the sun with your kiddos this summer!
Thank you so much, Britni. Aren’t those so fun! Remember to head over and check out Britni at My Recipe Box and if you have missed her here, some of my favorites have been these:
Thanks for stopping by.