Most kids enjoy foods with simple flavors, not too rich or extravagant. However, these mouth-watering recipes will make the average child say, “More, please?”
Potato Skin Pizza
Pizza no longer has to be made with a traditional bread crust. You can add variety to this classic by using oven baked potato skins sprinkled with parmesan cheese, covered with your favorite marinara sauce, and sprinkled liberally with mozzarella and/or your choice of a combination of cheeses. First, scrub and bake the potatoes at 400 degrees (russet potatoes are recommended) for one hour. When cool, cut lengthwise and scoop out the potato and place in a bowl. You are now left with the hollowed out skins. Place each potato skin on a greased baking sheet. and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese, then top each with marinara sauce and the other cheeses. Bake until cheeses are melted. You can also add pepperoni, bacon bits or whatever you like. The remaining potato can be used to make delicious, creamy mashed potatoes.
This dish is similar to pizza and healthy to boot. You will need a large eggplant, two eggs, salt and pepper to taste, breadcrumbs with Italian seasoning, marinara sauce, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Lightly beat eggs, add salt and pepper to taste, set aside. Wash and thinly slice eggplant (skin and all) and dip slices in egg batter. Fry in olive oil until tender. Now layer each slice in a glass baking dish and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Top with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese and bake at 400 degrees until cheeses are melted and bubbly.
For a simple but satisfying dessert, just take two soft baked cookies of your choice and place generous scoops of your favorite ice cream between them. Serve on a dessert plate and dribble with warm fudge. Simple but delicious!