Thursday, July 9, 2009

Cooking with Christian

Christian chose recipes this week for a delicious, kid-friendly menu of sloppy dogs and rocky road ice cream. Perhaps you know a future chef who would love to join you in the kitchen to try these easy recipes.

Sloppy Dogs

This recipe is from Disney's The Magic Kitchen Cookbook, which Christian received as a Christmas gift. He loves it so much, he usually keeps it by his bedside.

12 ounces lean ground beef
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
8 whole grain hamburger or hot dog buns
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef in a large skillet, then drain well. Add tomatoes and herbs to the ground beef, and bring to a boil. Cover skillet, and simmer for 15 minutes. Spoon meat mixture onto buns and top with cheese. Note: We used a fiesta blend instead of the white cheeses suggested.

Rocky Road Ice Cream

Christian chose this recipe from the pamphlet that accompanied our new 4-quart Rival ice cream maker, and it was a hit with everyone.

2 cups milk
6 squares (1 ounce each) chocolate
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups half and half
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups whipping cream
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine milk and semisweet chocolate in saucepan. Stirring constantly, cook over medium heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat. Add sugar and salt. Stir until dissolved. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Freeze as directed. Note: We substituted semisweet chocolate chips for the baking squares and omitted the nuts.


Just a little something from Judy said...

I hope you never stop blogging, because I truly do look forward to every visit. It would not surprise me at all if this young man would operate his own ice cream shop someday, considering all the talent and creativity that is in his genes. Great post!!

Anita said...

Yummy. Christian can cook for me anytime.

blushing rose said...

Our kid-lings make these delicious but easy meatball subs & LOVE them.

1# hamburger
1/4 c. parmesan cheese
1/4 c. pizza or spaghetti sauce

Cut small cubes of cheese, you r choice, to push into middle of uncooked meatballs.

Mix. Make 2" balls. Cook in over for 18 minutes or until done.

Heat more sauce, put meatballs on sub rolls, smother with any grated cheese & pour hot sauce over them.

They devour them. Let me know if your kid-lings try & like them.
TTFN ~Marydon

Jennifer Driver said...

So sweet! Little David will have to share his recipe for "Banilla Ice Cream" with Christian one day. He is proud of his creation!

Allidink said...

Awesome! That looks delicious. What a great gift for him!

All the best,

A Joyful Chaos said...

They both look very delicious! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hello Christian, My son Robin is a vegetarian, so would you be interested in a veggie sloppy dog ?
vegetarian means: you don't cook or eat meat or fish and you don't use it in anything you prepare. But....when you have quests who do like meat or fish a chef-cook better serve that too in a well-made dish.
Your dish looks delicious to me.
Have another nice cooking-day, my man.
Godeliva van Ariadone
how funny, I get the codeword "tacho" to use for submitting my comment, isn't that odd?

Elise said...

Your whole family seem wonderfully talented Melissa. Have fun

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