These recipes are delicious, easy to make and good anytime. I have made these treats with preschoolers and school age kids. Even grown-ups love the pizza. It is cheap, quick to prepare and good. This menu is great for a kid’s birthday party. You can’t go wrong if you want a cooking activity where everyone gets involved, has fun and eats. In the old days, before caterers, ponies, and clowns, when kids’ birthday parties were simple get- togethers, these recipes involving everyone, and maybe adding some grilled hotdogs, balloons and some backyard games, were party perfect. Everyone went home happy, and might even have learned how to make some fun food. These recipes are awesome anytime. They are also inexpensive to make. Watch for the 2 for 1 specials at your supermarket (buy one, get one free). English muffins, tomato sauce cheese, olive oil, ice cream, and cake mix are often on special at Publix.
Always have adult supervision when kids prepare and cook food.
English Muffin Pizzas……A 2 step process
Sliced English muffins…Allow 2-4 halves per person
Tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, or pizza sauce…any tomato sauce is fine
Grated parmesan cheese
Shredded mozzarella cheese if desired
Any topping…..veggies or pepperoni if desired
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
Put sliced muffins on foil lined cookie sheet….cut side up.
Brush lightly with olive oil
Sprinkle very lightly with garlic powder. Put in oven
Let muffins bake until crisp and lightly toasted….about 10 minutes
Remove from oven
Spread each muffin half with 1 TB of the tomato sauce
Top with grated parmesan cheese
Sprinkle with oregano
Add mozzarella and other toppings if desired
Return pizzas to oven and cook until cheese is melted and muffin is hot….about 5-8 minutes
Serve and enjoy
Rainbow Float Punch…. in individual clear plastic glasses
Red fruit juice or punch, or any colorful juice drink
2/3 c. lemon or orange sherbet for each serving
Chilled carbonated lemon-lime soda or
Fill glass with fruit punch
Scoop in 2/3 c. sherbet
Fill glass with soda pop
Serve right away
“Ice Cream” Cupcakes
Cake mix…any flavor
Ice Cream Cone Cups
Cake Decorations…Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips etc.
Birthday Candles…if desired
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions
Pour cake batter into ice cream cone cups about 2/3 full
Stand filled ice cream cups upright in a loaf pan
Bake about 20 minutes until cakes are done…like cupcakes
Remove cupcakes, from loaf pan
When cool, frost with prepared frosting
Decorate as desired.
*If kids are making these cupcakes at a birthday party, you can put a birthday candle on each cupcake……Enjoy
Source….Personal Experience at My House