Hey parents! Yeah, we’re talking to you! Have you ever wished that for once your kids and teens could take over cooking for breakfast, lunch or dinner one day? Wouldn’t you want to live the life of kicking your feet up and watching TV until your meal is ready?

Well, that day has finally come! It’s time to relax and celebrate National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day! Of course, with your supervision where needed but other than that you’re off the hook for any meal today! So enjoy this national holiday, because it only comes around once a year!

Here are some quick and easy recipes for your kids to try out today!

Breakfast:

Fluffy French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flourFluffy French Toast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 12 thick slices bread

Directions:

  1. Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. Serve hot.

Lunch:

“The Best Veggie Sandwich”

Ingredients:

  • 4 English muffins, split and toastedThe Best Veggie Sandwich
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Ranch-style dressing
  • 4 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Place each muffin open-faced on a cookie sheet. Spread each half with mashed avocado; place halves close together. Distributing ingredients evenly, cover each half with sprouts, tomatoes, onion, dressing, sesame seeds and cheese.
  3. Place under broiler for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Dinner:

Bubble Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beefBubble Pizza
  • 1/4 pound sliced pepperoni sausage
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages refrigerated buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 1/2 onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 (10 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Stir in pepperoni, and cook until browned. Drain excess fat. Stir in pizza sauce. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  2. Cut biscuits into quarters, and place in the bottom of baking dish. Spread meat mixture evenly over the biscuits. Sprinkle top with onion, olives and mushrooms.
  3. Bake uncovered in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle top with mozzarella and Cheddar cheese. Bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Dessert:

Cake Balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared choclate frostingCake Balls
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating

Directions:

  • Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  • Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  • Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

 

Or, check out some more “kid chef recipes” at

http://allrecipes.com/recipes/15096/everyday-cooking/family-friendly/kid-friendly/kid-chefs/?page=2#2

Happy National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day!

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