Cooking time can be your bonding time with the kids.
Some days can be busier than others but setting aside enough time to bond with your children is a beneficial act that will help them develop good traits, not to mention useful kitchen skills. Establish togetherness while preparing meals by spending time in the kitchen and teaching your littles ones how to make easy snacks like the following recipes with simple ingredients.
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Crunchy and chewy at the same time, the Monte Cristo Sandwich is a double treat even adults will love. Your kids can help make these French toast sandwiches by letting them combine the egg-and-milk mixture. Show them how to carefully mix then let them do it on their own. Don’t worry about making a mess! If spills happen, just teach them to clean as you go.
Makes 2 sandwiches
1 large egg
½ cup fresh milk
½ tsp vanilla
4 slices of bread
4 tsp Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
4 slices of ham
6 slices cheddar cheese
Butter, for frying
- In a small bowl, mix together milk, egg, salt, and vanilla. Set aside.
- Take sandwich bread slices; spread Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise on each slice. Sandwich ham and cheese between bread slices. Repeat to make a total of 2 sandwiches.
- Preheat a medium-sized frying pan and heat butter over low heat. Dip the sandwich into the milk mixture and pan-fry each side until browned and cheese has melted.
Involve the kids with making their own cool school snacks by having them choose colorful toothpicks or letting them roll up the pinwheels in different sizes. They’ll feel responsible and creative with their baon!
Makes 4 pinwheels
1 slice white or whole wheat bread
1 tbsp Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
1 slice of ham
1 slice of cheese
- Flatten bread with a rolling pin. Spread Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise and place ham and cheese on the slice of bread.
- Roll up each slice tightly and slice crosswise.
- Pin with toothpicks to secure together.
Ham and Egg Salad Sandwich
Small tasks such as peeling hard-boiled eggs is easy and can be fun for kids to do. They can also help out with putting together these sandwiches. The feeling of accomplishment will encourage them to keep up the good work. Compliment them every time they do a step correctly.
Makes 6 pandesal sandwiches
2 large eggs, hard-boiled
¼ cup Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise
½ tsp garlic powder
1 cup chopped cooked ham
Salt and pepper, to taste
6 large pandesals
1 tsp cheese spread
- Peel hard-boiled eggs, then roughly chop. Transfer to a bowl.
- Stir Lady’s Choice Real Mayonnaise, garlic powder, and ham into the bowl with the chopped egg. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
- Cut pandesals in half. Toast if desired. Spread cheese spread on the cut side of a pandesal. Top with egg and ham mixture, cover with the other pandesal half. Repeat with remaining pandesals. Serve immediately.
- When you’re teaching kids how to cook and prepare food, what’s important is that they enjoy while learning and spending time together, so they retain what they’ve learned and remember the fond memories. Keep it simple and always add a bit of fun along the way!
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