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Kidzworld Kitchen: Mother’s Day

May 07, 2015

The best way to let your mom know you love and appreciate her this Mother's Day might be to let her have a few blissful hours to herself to relax while you get dinner on.

The first recipe below is for a gooey, cinnamony baked treat that mom can enjoy with a hot cup of tea and a good book.

While mom is relaxing you can whip up this simple taco recipe for dinner. Don’t forget to set the table and do the clean up to give your mom the complete day of relaxation she deserves.

Mommy Bread

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of pre-made crescent rolls
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsps cinnamon
  • 2tbsp white sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray
  3. Open up both cans of crescent dough, and cut each triangle into 3 equal-sized pieces
  4. Roll each piece of dough into 3 small, equal-size balls (Hint! You should get 24 balls per pack of crescent rolls
  5. Combine the sugar and 2 tbsp of cinnamon in a small bowl
  6. Toss the dough balls in the cinnamon sugar mix until the balls are well coated
  7. Next, melt the butter in microwave-safe bowl for about 30 seconds, (or until melted)
  8. Add the syrup and 1 tbsp of cinnamon to the melted butter, stir, and set aside
  9. Place four balls into each individual muffin tin
  10. Pour the butter-syrup mixture over each muffin tin, until the dough balls are almost covered in the syrup mixture
  11. Bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until a caramelized crust forms on the top of each little mommy bread.
  12. Remove from the oven, and let cool for about 15 minutes
  13. Use a knife to loosen the edges and serve on a pretty plate while still warm

Mommy BreadMommy BreadCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups ground beef, chicken or turkey (Hint! Turkey would be most lean and low fat option)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 4 green chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 8 taco shells (hard or soft)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 small chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 small avocado , peeled, pitted and chopped (Hint! Leaving the pit in the avocado or guacamole will help keep it from browning as quickly

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat
  2. Add meat, garlic, chili powder, oregano, salt and pepper and mix
  3. Stir in green onions and chili sauce
  4. Scrape into serving bowl
  5. Meanwhile, heat taco shells in the oven (for hard tacos shells) or microwave (for soft tortillas)
  6. Serve taco meat mixture with bowls of sliced lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and avocado for everyone to build their own tacos

TacosTacosCourtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

Remember, be creative, have fun and above all, safety first! Always talk to the adult in charge before you get your chef on! Have fun making mom feel special!

Recipes courtesy of Love Sugar Cakes

 

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