Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer food

I hate cooking in the summer time. Sandwiches get old FAST, but I don't like to heat up the house by using the oven. So...I'm always on the lookout for things that the kids will eat that are easy and COOL.

Here's one brand new favorite around here. I use a big can of fruit cocktail, a regular can of pineapple tidbits, little can of mandarin oranges, sliced banana, and a big box of instant vanilla pudding. Just dump it all together and mix...how easy!

If you are cheap like me or you just think it is too sweet you can add some plain cooked rice or pasta bits. I add quite a bit of cooked rice to make this last more than 10 minutes. I add some little marshmallows just for fun.

How about you? What are your favorite cool, kid-friendly summer dishes?