Monday, May 30, 2011
Cookbooks for Kids - Part Two
We have decided to work our way through some cookbooks for kids. There are really no rules, except that we will choose cookbooks written with children in mind and make at least one recipe from each cookbook. This is just for fun, and to give us an excuse to work together in the kitchen.
The second cookbook we chose is Mermaid Cookbook by Barbara Beery. We happen to own this cookbook, but this is the first time we have used it. There are a lot of recipes that sound interesting, so we will have to make more of an effort to use this cookbook! The book has thirty recipes with fun names like "Mermaid Bay Baked Bananas," "Treasure Island Trail Mix," "Sea Queen Kabobs," and "Rainbow Fish Fudge".
The recipe we chose to make is called "Swirling Mermaid Smoothies". To make the drink, you mix two different smoothies (cherry and orange) and then swirl them together in a glass. R and I both enjoyed this! We did use regular milk instead of soy milk because we are not fans of soy; I would love to try this with coconut milk too. Yum! The one change I will make next time is to freeze the banana. We usually have bananas in the freezer to use in smoothies, but we didn't this day. I prefer frozen fruit in my smoothies because it makes the smoothies thicker and frostier. It's much better (taste-wise) to use frozen fruit than to add ice. This recipe did not call for ice or frozen fruit (we did use frozen cherries though) so the final product is like a thin milkshake.
Overall, I think this is a great cookbook for kids. There are plenty of healthy recipes, the ingredients are common, and the directions are simple.
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