Super Easy Mashed Potatoes
3 medium potatoes, whole or halved
¼ cup milk
4 tablespoons of butter
¼ tsp. salt
1 pinch ground black pepper
Green onions for garnish
Cover potatoes with chicken broth or water or both in a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to med. low or low and simmer uncovered for 20 or 25 minutes or until potatoes are very tender; drain.
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and milk and heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot.
Drain the potatoes, transfer to a warmed bowl, and mash well with a fork or potato masher.
Add the butter mixture to the potatoes and stir until smooth.
Season with salt and pepper and top with chopped green onion.
Health Tip: Leaving the skin on the potatoes provides fiber and helps preserve the nutrients in the potato’s flesh
Here are my kids top 5 recipes that your kids can make and eat tomorrow!
Ants on a Log
Vegetable Pizza Bread
Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
Fruit and Cheese Kabobs
Have any easy and tasty recipes kids can make? Please share!
Our Kids Cook Monday recipe – Turkey Chili was AWESOME! Yes that is what my girls said as they literally licked their bowls clean! It was super easy for them to make and delicious too! If you want your kids to try new foods let them cook the new foods with you!
Happy Monday! Our Kids Cook Monday recipe is this easy turkey chili recipe from AllRecipes.com. I can’t believe the girls wanted to make chili, this should be fun! Pics later…
This Stir-Fry Chicken and Broccoli over brown rice is going to be yummy! My girls are super excited about preparing this recipe from Cooks.com. Will post pics later!
STIR – FRY CHICKEN & BROCCOLI
1/3 c. soy sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 lb. chicken (cut in bite-size pieces)
1 tbsp. oil
1 bunch broccoli
1 lg. onion
Combine first 6 ingredients with 1/4 cup water in bowl, mixing well. Marinate chicken in sauce for 10 minutes or longer. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken in small amounts to prevent crowding. Stir-fry until brown. Remove from skillet and set aside.
Add broccoli and onion to hot skillet. Stir-fry 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup water, cover and steam for 3 minutes or until broccoli is tender-crisp. Return chicken to skillet, adding marinade. heat through, stirring constantly. Serve over rice.
Makes 4 servings.
Are you going to cook with your kids tonight? If you do, share what you make.
The kids cook Monday recipe for today is Spinach, Mushroom and Garlic Pizza. I am so looking forward to eating this with my girls! I’ll post pics later tonight!
Spinach, Mushroom and Garlic Pizza
- Cooking spray – to dust surfaces
- All-purpose flour – to dust surfaces
- Corn meal – dusting surfaces
- Pizza dough (example – fresh pizza dough from Trader Joe’s) Here is a recipe if you want to make your own dough.
- Pizza sauce (optional)
- Mozzarella cheese
- Baby spinach
- Sliced mushrooms
- Fresh garlic, minced
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Roll out dough on a pizza sheet that has been coated with cooking spray and a sprinkling of corn meal and all-purpose flour. Spoon the sauce on the dough and spread evenly. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese all over followed by the spinach, mushrooms, and minced garlic.
Place pizza in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and the crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven, slice and serve.