Kids Cook Monday - Julie Green and Keen

Kids Cook Monday

I have been slacking about posting my Kids Cook Monday Meals.




We have been keeping up with it and participating since my first post.  My mind just goes to other topics when I sit down to write.  I have had way too many other good topics to share with you guys :)

Good news is I remembered tonight! My kids and husband helped cook dinner tonight! It was so wonderful.

We made Confetti Stuffed Bell Peppers and Chilled Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies for desert.

We had so much fun cooking and our meal tasted delicious.  I think we spent the entire time cooking, laughing at Liam, he had a comment for everything; silly kid!

Here are the recipes that we used!

We actually found the Confetti Stuffed Bell Pepper recipe at the Kids Cook Monday website.

Confetti Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients-

4 large bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
1 bag (12 oz.) frozen mixed vegetables, cooked according to the package directions
1 bag (10 oz.) whole grain brown rice, cooked according to package directions
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup parmesan cheese
1 can tomato sauce
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Instructions-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Lightly grease a 9x13-inch shallow baking dish with nonstick cooking spray
Combine mixed vegetables, brown rice, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, tomato sauce and black pepper in a large bowl.
Arrange peppers in prepared pan and spoon mixture into peppers.
Pour ¼ cup water into pan around the peppers. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes, until peppers are tender.
Remove foil and evenly sprinkle peppers with remaining cheeses.  Bake uncovered 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Enjoy!



For dessert we made no-bake, Chilled Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cookies


Ingredients-

2/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut
¼ cup honey
¼ cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup chocolate chips
2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
3 cups corn flakes, lightly crushed

Instructions-

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
On a small skillet add cocoanut and toast for about 3 minutes then let cool.
In a medium sauce pan combine honey, corn syrup, and peanut butter on medium heat.  Keep stirring until mixture begins to bubble.  Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and cocoa.  Stir the mixture until the chocolate chips have melted and then add the cereal and toasted coconut and stir until coated.
Spoon balls of mixture on to parchment paper and refrigerate until hardened, about 15 minutes.
Enjoy!



It ended up being a fantastic kid’s cook Monday!  We were so full after our meal we went on a walk around the neighborhood to digest it all.  The meal and the walk put the kids right to bed.  When we got back they sat on the couch for 15 minutes and went straight to bed.  Great end to a great evening.
Go Green and Staying Keen,

Julie

15 comments:

  1. My kids would love those! What a great dinner idea.

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  2. My husband loves stuffed peppers! I love no bake recipes, makes it nice for all these hot Floriday days when we don't want the oven on making things hotter :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked the recipes, thank you! Keep enjoying Florida days ;)

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  3. Looks yummy!! My son is so picky, the only thing we can cook together is mac-n-cheese!! That's why I tell him that he has 2 choices for dinner...take it or leave it! :)

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    1. Dear Jamie, don't give up! Maybe you can try bento lunches ha! :D Meanwhile enjoy mac-n-cheese, they grow up so fast :(

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  4. I love no bake cookies. My hubby doesn't like stuffed peppers. I wish he did. I love them!

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    1. Aww... I have to admit that I understand him... When I wasn't a vegetarian yet, the only thing on earth that I couldn't eat was peppers :( But I like them now :) so don't lose hope!

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  5. Our Family World3 June 2015 at 23:33

    Wow I dont eat food has too much pepper, but this yours looks delicious and tasty. My sister would love it she was favorite it.

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  6. Looks delicious! When my kids were growing up, they were never interested in cooking. But they helped once in a while and they prefer baking.

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    1. Yes Elizabeth! I love baking too :) Thank you for reading Xx

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  7. I love cooking with my girls. It's a blast!!! they tend to eat more of the foods we cook together than what i just cook and put on the plates.

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  8. It's funny that I'm reading about stuffed peppers because I made my first last month. I can't believe that I never experimented with such an easy recipe before then.

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  9. Looks so delicious!. My husband likes stuffed peppers so much and peanuts have been our all time favorite as well. I am sure my kids would definitely love these. Will have to try this for sure.

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  10. My daughter loves to be in the kitchen cooking with us! These Confetti Stuffed Bell Peppers sound delicious and I cannot wait to try them!

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