• Potato Crusted Halibut goes over well at my house.
  • Individual Pizza's Flat bread/ Pita bread Tomato Paste Pepperoni Mozarella cheese other assorted toppings. Hot oven Let them make their own Pizza
  • Taco's, with soft & hard shells. They can make their own & what they like on them. They can make taco's or taco salads or burito's or crunch up the hard shells & make nachos. I usually make mine with refried beans & let, tom. cheese & sour cream & a choice of mild or hot sauce. You can also get tortia chips if you want for nachos or a very crunchy taco salad.
  • Creme Brulee: 12 egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, 3 cups heavy cream, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, preheat oven ot 300*. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add cream and vanilla and continue to whisk until blended (I do this in the mixer). Strain into a large bowl and skim off any foam. Divide between 6 ramekins or pour into 9 x 13 glass pan. Place in water bath and bake until set around the edges, but still loose in the center, 50-60 minutes. Leave in water bath until cool. Chill 2 hours. sprinkle with additional sugar and put under the broiler or use a torch to carmelize the sugar.
  • Dinner: cook up some chicken breast, cut/tear up small and mix with broccoli and cheese and season. Or, cook up some beef (burger or small roast) and mix with gravy and frozen mixed veggies. Take a square of large crescent rolls (two rolls) and pinch together the seam. Put some of the chicken/beef mixture on the dough and fold it up to make a pouch. Bake as directed on the crescent roll container. This is my favorite thing to do with leftovers, too, and everyone loves it!
  • Another dessert: make some vanilla pudding, break up some pound cake or angel food cake. Put some cake in a large glass bowl, sprinkle with oj or ameretto syrup, pudding on top of that, mixed berries on top of the pudding, repeat the layers, cool whip on top. Or, instead of pudding, make pastry cream (like the filling in an eclair) 1 quart milk, 6 oz sugar, 3 oz corn starch, 3 eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla, bring 75% of milk to a boil with the sugar. (JUST to a boil!) In seperate bolw mix remaining milk, cream and corn starch and vanilla. Add a small amount of heated milk to mixture, then pour all back into the pot and cook and stir until it comes to a boil again and thickens. Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  • sorry someone already gave you my answer, when I want some time with my older kids we make our own pizzas, we get different type of toppings like pineapple, grilled chicken, ricotta cheese etc. Have a great nite.
  • If you have a grill, get a bag of 30-35 jumbo shrimp($22) cooked or not and butterfly them open and mix up a garlic seasoned butter sause and/or a teriaki sauce. baste them as you grill them on med heat. Fondue up some chocolate and some fresh fruit for dipping($10).
  • I think it would be fun for kids to do something on skewers and do something from a different culture than maybe they are used to. AND it involves peanut butter! Chicken Satay 1 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips 20 wooden skewers, soaked in water 30 minutes Vegetable oil, for grilling Butter lettuce leaves Fresh cilantro leaves Combine the yogurt, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in a shallow mixing bowl, stir to combine. Place the chicken strips in the yogurt marinade and gently toss until well coated. Cover and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at up to 2 hours. Thread the chicken pieces onto the soaked skewers working the skewer in and out of the meat, down the middle of the piece, so that it stays in place during grilling. Place a grill pan over medium heat and brush it with oil to prevent the meat from sticking. Grill the chicken satays for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, until nicely seared and cooked through. Serve the satays on a platter lined with lettuce leaves and cilantro; accompanied by a small bowl of peanut sauce on the side. Peanut Sauce: 1 cup smooth peanut butter 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons red chili paste, such as sambal 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 limes, juiced 1/2 cup hot water 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, for garnish Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili paste, brown sugar, and lime juice in a food processor or blender. Puree to combine. While the motor is running, drizzle in the hot water to thin out the sauce, you may not need all of it. Pour the sauce into a nice serving bowl and garnish with the chopped peanuts. Serve with chicken satay.
  • I'm with you on the pizza thing. You can get the crusts and the sauce already made up (Boboli) and throw whatever you want on top. It's fun toi make and everybody loves it!!!
  • Cutest question I've seen on AB so far. =) Have a couple of ideas for you... hope you like: Chicken apple wraps: diced grilled chicken (you can buy already cooked), chunks of granny smith apples, dried cranberries, citrus vinagrette, lettuce, wrapped in a herb floured tortilla. French Bread Pizzas: (Not the frozen kind.) Use crusty french bread, jar of pizza/spaghetti sauce, shredded cheeses, and anything else you can find in the fridge (bacon, veggies, chicken, etc..) Brush the bottom of the bread crust with a little oil to prevent burning. I don't have any kids, but my nephew will eat these... and likes it! Sometimes I like to do all-appetizer meals, those are fun. If you have a Costco in your area, they have really good frozen ones (Ling Ling is my favorite).
  • Here's one I use when I have a bunch of kids to cook for , easy and interesting. Using a large shallow (2 qt or so)baking dish line the bottom with sliced franks, if I have time I'll half them longways. Cover with canned chili (wolf brand is a decent choice) homemade is always better though. Chill long enough to firm up a little but not just cold. cover with a layer of grated or sliced cheese up to a half pound cheddar is my choice. Green onions or regular onions can be added if your guys will go for it. Top with either corn bread (mix is ok)or biscuits bake until the bread is done all the way through. Used cottage cheese with sliced tomatoes and green olives as a side,and offer jello with fruit molded in as desert. My son and a couple of his friends have finished off a 10x10 pyrex of this before it even cooled off.
  • If you have a big skillet or wok, a chicken/veggie stir fry would be good, and easy. Just throw in their favs.
  • grill cheese and tomato soup. Make the grilled cheese with a skilled. Drop the shredded cheese on the hot skillet in a small pile, after a minute put the bread on top of the cheese buttered side down. Flip after checking for cheese to be browned. Serve on side open or add a slice of tomato.
  • Plan a weekend camping trip at a location where you can build an open pit fire and roast a small pig on a spit. Have emergency backup food, just in case, in the form of hotdogs or something else simple - who knows what can happen in the boonies. Plan on a proper/adequate cooking time and make sure they hold off on the snacks until the pig is done. Toss a few spuds into the coals, some corn still in the husk, and a pot of beans on the edge of the fire. If this sounds scary, stay home and boil the weenies. The kids won't mind.
  • S'mores! You didn't specify if nutritious was importnat, but I know most kids find these irresitable!
  • Make mini meatloaves in cupcake holders frost with whipped cauliflower and sprinkle with cooked corn peas and carrots, kids like cupcakes. Simple nutritious and appeals to the kids sense of fun!Rats after typing realized you wanted older teens maybe they will like this if they are young at heart, give it a go, I guess.
  • Taco Soup. This one is SUPER EASY and fast and SOOOOOOO YUMMY!!! 1 lb ground beef 1 can Corn 1 can Pinto Bean 1 can Kidney Bean 1 can Chicken or Beef Broth 1 pkg Taco Seasoning 1/2 cup Katsup Shredded Cheese, any kind Taco is the best and Frito Lays brown the beef put in taco seasoning as directed. In a Pot put the corn, pinto bean, kidney bean, chicken or beef broth in. DO NOT DRAIN ANY OF THE CANS Put in a can of water, and the 1/2 cup Katsup and let it get hot. In a bowl put a handful of Frito Lays Original chips and a handfull of CHeese, then put the soup on top and Enjoy. Makes about 7 servings. Love it and i have more up my sleeve if you want them.
  • The Best and most unusual desert...DEEP FRIED OREOS! You can also do it with any candy bar,..Snickers, Twinkies, Butterfinger, Babe Ruth, etc. Freeze the oreo's for 3 hours OR Keep them in the Fridge over night. For the batter use Buttermilk Pancake mix (1cup) and Ice Water (3/4 cup). Then deep fry them in a pan and top them off with some powdered sugar. YUUUMMMM!!!!
  • A good dessert/salad that is actually good for them is to take an angel food cake (or just a regular yellow cake) and break it into about 1 inch pieces. In another larger bowl, take a box of strawberry jello and add the hot water called for. Add a package of frozen strawberry slices, the cake pieces and a package of cool whip and mix it all together. Put it in the fridge till it sets. You can use another flavor of jello (peach, etc.) and use a corresponding frozen fruit or mix some bananas in with the strawberries. It doesn't really make too much difference what size cool whip or jello you use, so use the larger ones if you want to have more. You may want to add more fruit if you use the larger jello.

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