Friday, January 13, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen: Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups

I stole two kids for the weekend.

I don't have any of my own yet, so I need to borrow them in the meantime.

Thankfully, my goddaughter's mother is a very trusting woman, so I have my goddaughter and her little sister for three whole days.

Today was their first day here and we made dinner together.

I saw a commercial for these a few days ago using crescent rolls, so I added ham and the crescents to the shopping list. It's a really simple recipe, perfect for little helpers.

It's also really easy to change it up based on personal preference. You can change lunch meats, cheeses, or even add spreads, herbs and spices, or vegetables to your liking.

You will need:
2 cans of crescents (mine were 8 piece low fat)
16 pieces of cheese
16 pieces of ham (mine was reduced sodium and fat)

Have all the little helpers go wash their hands. While they're busy doing this, get the different components ready. I had each ingredient separate and ready for easy assembly once the kids got involved.

I assembled one and had them watch. After that, we took turns with each girl making her own roll-up and putting it on the baking sheet until we ran out of ingredients.

Pre-heat the oven to 375° and bake for about 12-15 minutes, watching closely because they start to brown quickly.

I served us with baby carrots and hummus on the side. Johnny loved them. He sat between the girls because they argued who got to sit next to him. (Nobody argued over sitting next to me...)

They were both really excited to eat the dinner that they made. Johnny and I made sure to tell them how good they tasted and what a good job they did. Both mentioned it was the best dinner and the best night a few times while eating.

In fact, they ate so well, both girls got to have a small bowl of ice cream. They gave dinner and dessert thumbs up! :)


live pura vida said...

My toddler-brained stomach wants to eat these right now! They'd be good to make with broccoli and cheese, too!

Aries said...

The ham and cheese roll-ups looks yummy. I am drooling already. said...

Awww..that's so cute!

Those look fantastic, my kids would love it if I made that for them!

Biz said...

So fun Christina - I agree if kids help make dinner, they are more apt to eat it!


Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

HI Christina. How fun. Love "borrowed kids" cause you can spoil them like crazy! :) Have a great Tuesday!!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time! Those ham and cheese croissants look delicious as well. I think I'll try making those with my Goddaughter next time she visits :)

Mechelle Provillus said...

I think ham and cheese are to considered as children's all time favorite food/snack. Wanna make a bunch of them with my kids.

Miles said...

oh how cute. i miss my kids i this post hihi so happy to see all of this. great post for the ham and cheese . thumbs up.
looking forward for the next post.
dont forget the picture :x