For the last of four Adventures in the Kitchen giveaways I thought we would give out a Kids Cooking Kit. I started cooking and exploring in the kitchen when I was little. Cooking is a great creative outlet for children. Involving them in the process opens up new foods for them.
One night when I was about 10 or 11 years old, my parents were out celebrating their anniversary and my little brother and I were with a babysitter. I decided to make a cake from scratch. I believe I left out an important ingredient such as baking powder or baking soda (or added to much) and that cake was hard as a rock. It was no treat but I am sure they praised my efforts!
Things don't always go perfect in the kitchen, but it is about the journey, the time spent together baking or cooking dinner.
My niece and nephews love pigs in a blanket. Once we made them with little eyes and a tail. Pigs in a Blanket are easy to make. The kids love to roll up the hot dogs in the dough. You will see though that they got a bit more than golden brown. They certainly didn't notice.
Pigs in a Blanket
1 pack of hot dogs-your preference
1 can of crescent rolls
Cheddar or American cheese slices, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees .
Unroll dough; separate at perforations. Lay out dough on an ungreased cookie sheet. Place a hot dog on the dough and start rolling up from the widest to the smallest point. You can wrap the hot dog with the cheese before rolling in dough.
Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until dough is light golden brown and hot dogs are heated through.