Kid Friendly

I got a couple of emails after I posted my “kid friendly” menu on Monday. I guess I should have clarified. I know that my definition of kid friendly and other parents definition of kid friendly can be completely different things. I have been very blessed in the fact that my kids are not picky. They eat just about anything I put in front of them, but part of that is because I don’t cater to their tastes. I cook the recipes I want to cook, and they know that they at least have to try everything on their plate. I don’t make something different for them if they don’t like what we are having for dinner. I do always have fruit and vegetable options available that I know they will eat (so they don’t “starve”), but for the most part, they generally like our meals and eat what is put in front of them. I know I’d better count my blessings because my good fortune with picky eaters is sure to change when they get older. We will cross that bridge when we come to it, but for now I’ll continue cooking the way I do.

Lunch time is when we go for the all out kids fare at our house. Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, PB&J… they get to have the limelight at lunch time. One very kid friendly recipe that my kids go crazy for are Extra Cheesy Crescent Mozzarella Wedges. I love it too because it is so easy to put together and really tastes great.

The ingenious people over at Pillsbury have created a product to make this recipe (and ones like it) even more simple. Crescent Recipe Creations… a product just like the Pillsbury crescent rolls, but with out the perferated seams. Isn’t that brilliant? This will make making the Extra Cheesy Crescent Mozzarella Wedges, Grandma Doyle’s Breakfast Pizza, and more recipes like that so much easier!

The folks at Pillsbury sent me some other great products to try out. Stay tuned for what is new at Pillsbury!

Extra Cheesy Crescent Mozzarella Wedges

22 min | 5 min prep

SERVES 8

  1. Place dough out on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
  2. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  3. Brush with butter; sprinkle with garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and cheese.
  4. Bake at 375 degree oven for 15-17 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is lightly browned.
  5. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh that looks so good! The kids help plan dinners and with EMT-Dad working 24 hour shifts, a couple of nights a week the kids and I are alone, so I’m waaaayyyy more flexible on those nights.

  2. says

    I am so with you on kid friendly food! My 7 year old daughter, Allison, knows that I don’t cook separate for her. She eats most everything we eat and will try anything. We have a two bite rule in our house. You have to try something for two bites. Most times she likes it. She even tried an artichoke heart from my salad on Mother’s Day. She didn’t like it but she tried it and Daddy didn’t!

    Cindis last blog post..Pierogi Skillet Dinner!

  3. says

    You are so funny. I do the same thing with my chiluns. People make fun of me more my kids favorite foods being things that involve Pesto or Beschemel sauce or prawns at the ripe old age of two, but I think it is important that they eat what is being served rather than catered to as well, it just makes sense. And unlike you, my kids do STARVE if they don’t want to eat dinner! I know it is tasty and healthy, and if they don’t want to eat it, they must not be hungry.

    I’ve seen too many of my friends drive a half-hour to the OTHER wal-mart that only has this flavor or that flavor of something that their kids MUST have… or going through night after night of it being a fight because they didn’t start it off when they were young and now the kids are used to getting their way with food. I just don’t have the time or patience!

    Anyway, I reread your ice cream post from last month, and for one thing -did I forget to comment on how HILARIOUS it was? And thanks for the shout-out on the fried ice cream -it’s really simple but really, really good! I didn’t notice it before!

    Hot Garlics last blog post..…finding my feet}

  4. says

    I wish my kids werent picky..but they are. I dont cater to their tastes either. If they dont like it then they dont eat! We can live like aa week w/o food right???LOL

  5. says

    In our house, what momma cooks for dinner means it’s kid-friendly! :)

    Love your recipes and love too that your kiddos aren’t picky … sure makes life easier, doesn’t it?

    Naomi in Ohios last blog post..Focus

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