- vegetable soup
- cheese crackers
A simple meal, really, but I tried to give it some flair...for "back to school." :)
I made the vegetable soup from scratch, from a recipe my mom gave to me years ago...and added some alphabet pasta (for flair!) to make it alphabet vegetable soup.
For the breadsticks, I tried a new recipe I came across: Late-Night Breadsticks, from the Taste of Home Good Food Kids Love cookbook (October 2006 issue). I changed it a bit...and came up with the following recipe.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1 roll refrigerated Pillsbury Original Breadsticks
1/4 cup butter, melted
In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients; set aside. Unroll and separate dough into 12 strips. Dip each strip in butter, then roll in cheese mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
~Incredibly yummy...and just as fattening, I'm sure! ;o) As I placed each piece of dough onto the baking sheet, I shaped it into a letter (for flair!).
I also served Cheez-It Scrabble Junior crackers in an apple-shaped glass dish.
T's milk was in a cup with alphabet letters all over it.
Above T's place setting, I spelled his name using all different kinds of letters.
I saw the idea for the meal (menu) and the decoration (name) on The Princess and The Frog Blog. :)