Making Painted Toast With Your Preschooler
When my son was 4-years-old, he became enamored with watching Food Network and dreamed of having his own cooking show. I wanted to encourage his aspirations so we started spending lots of time together in the kitchen. I quickly discovered there aren't a lot of recipes suitable for small children. Most are too complicated – too many ingredients, too many steps, too many dangers (sharp knives, hot ovens, fast-moving mixers). That's when I began looking for kid-friendly recipes, especially those for youngsters 7 and younger. Painted Toast quickly became a family favorite. It's so easy to make and takes only 4 ingredients: bread, milk, food coloring, and butter.
2. Pour a little milk into 4 cups.
3. Add a drop or two of food coloring into each cup and stir.
4. Using small brushes, paint a simple picture on the bread:
a rainbow, a heart, a smiley face or simply paint the whole thing!
5. Put in the toaster.
6. Butter lightly.
7. Enjoy with some orange juice, milk, or hot chocolate.
Oh, the memories! I owned this book when I was a kid and was so happy to see it again. I had to buy it for my son. It definitely stands the test of time with classic recipes such as Pigs in a Blanket, Sloppy Joes, and Ice Cream Cone Cakes.
Labels: Cooking With Kids