At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.
I’m using: envy ~ hilarious ~ multitude ~ monstrosity ~ snack ~ romaine
They were submitted by: FBX Adventures (In Parenting)
I’ve been baking for a long time and when my kids were in elementary and middle school I know that many other kids would envy mine. Part of how I knew was by how many of them would show up at our house after school, coincidentally right at snack time.
I always tried to make different recipes. This kept it interesting for me. Both my boys and their friends got used to the multitude of unique treats that would be waiting after a hard day at school.
Shhh, don’t tell (sad but true, my boys don’t read my blog, could it be becasue I’m always talking about them?) but sometimes I’d try to disguise a little something extra in those baked treats. NO, not that, that’s illegal in this state and I wouldn’t do that to kids anyway. I’m talking about da . . . da . . . dum . . . (insert dramatic music here) the dreaded vegetable. Yes, I went there. I was desperate and desperate times call for desperate measures. These were the days of my boys insisting that fruit snacks are fruit and carrot cake is a vegetable.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Dessert Pizza
Those experiments ended in one of three different scenarios:
*Sometimes I’d get away with it. I’d privately pat myself on the back and try to keep from smirking at the hilarious (well, to me) sight of my vegetable-averse boys gobbling up a treat that had something healthy (gasp) baked into it.
*Unfortunately it’s also true that sometimes the boys would throw the snack in the trash. I think they just assumed it was something they didn’t like, not that I had tried to sneak in some random ingredient that had turned a coveted snack into a monstrosity. This did not go over well and in those times they would be very unhappy with me. They’d look at me with an expression that said “You screwed up chocolate? Who does that?”
*Other times I’d just plain get caught. Nabbed. Nothing to do but ‘fess up and move on:
Son (making a sandwich for lunch): “Mom, where’s the lettuce? I thought you bought some romaine.”
Me: “See that cupcake? Just put it in your sandwich and we’ll call it good.”
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Dessert Pizza©www.BakingInATornado.com
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp strawberry extract
2 cups flour
2/3 cup Strawberry Nesquick (lower sugar version)
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter
¾ cups Marshmallow Fluff
8 to 10 strawberries, sliced
½ cup seedless strawberry jelly
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a solid pizza pan (not one with holes in the bottom).
*Cream butter, margarine and sugars. Beat in eggs and strawberry extract.
*Mix in flour, baking soda, Nesquick and salt.
*Put onto the pizza pan and, with slightly wet hands, spread evenly into the pan. Spread only into the bottom of the pan and not up the edges as it will puff in the oven.
*Bake for 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.
*While cookie is cooling, mix peanut butter and fluff together and microwave for approx. 30 to 45 seconds until you can mix it and it’s fairly smooth.
*Put this mixture onto the cookie and gently spread evenly almost all the way out to the edges.
*Arrange strawberries on top of the peanut butter mixture.
*Melt the strawberry jelly in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds or until you can mix it and it’s smooth. Drizzle over the top of your cookie pizza.