Kids in the kitchen – they’re either rummaging through the shelves for a snack, or complaining that “there’s nothing to eat.”
We’ve found that one way to keep them happy is to encourage them to try their own hand at cooking – and in fact some of my happiest moments were the times when one or more of my young kids would stand on a chair next to the counter, helping prepare a favorite treat – often chocolate chip cookies!
Last night as we were leafing through some food magazines, we came across a recipe that’s perfect for children to make. Easy-prep, and it contains the ever-popular peanut butter and jelly – that’s hard to beat.
Is this a bread pudding? No way, but it does contain some of the basic ingredients, bread, milk and eggs. So it goes into the ‘Almost Bread Pudding’ category, and we can’t wait to try this one with our grands.
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY FRENCH TOAST
12 slices bread
3/4 cup peanut butter
6 tablespoons (or more) jelly or jam
3/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Spread peanut butter on 6 slices of bread. Spread jelly on the other 6 slices. Put one slice of each together to form sandwiches. In mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk and salt and mix together. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, coating well. Place in skillet and brown on both sides. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
(Recipe from Taste of Home Collector’s Edition 1999)