Swell Supper: Perfect Play Date Dinner

by Jan 15th, 2011 // Swell Suppers

Swell Supper: Perfect Play Date Dinner

Hi, it’s Macki with a really fun swell supper. Today my daughter invited one of her best buddies over to play. Her buddy lives one house over and if it weren’t for that one house between us I think these two would have a tin can telephone strung between their rooms. They both love to cook, so this afternoon play date was the perfect opportunity to cook together. Together we whipped up Goldfish Crusted Chicken Nuggets, Polenta Pizza Stackers, Nuts for Haricots Verts, and Peanut Butter Brownie Whoopie Pies.

Start the meal by preparing the whoopie pies according to the recipe. I don’t have a whoopie pie pan so I used a shallow mini muffin pan and I replaced the peanut butter with sun butter. Allow the whoopie pies to cool while everything else is cooking.

Slice the polenta, arrange on a cookie sheet and place in a 400 degree oven. While the polenta is cooking make the goldfish crusted chicken nuggets.  I made two bags of half cup goldfish each so both kids would get to do their own smashing. Just as the chicken is finished the timer should be going off for the polenta.  Turn the oven down to 350 degrees and place the chicken in when it reaches that temperature. Time to top the pizza stackers! Spoon a scoop of sauce and a sprinkle of cheese onto each polenta slice.

Start the water for the haricots verts and cook them according to the recipe. When the chicken is ready turn the oven up to 450 degrees and put the pizza in.  Have the kids set the table. Dinner is served. After dinner whip up the filling for the whoopie pies and let the kids assemble and devour dessert! Now doesn’t that sound swell?

Best buddies mixing the brownies.

The all important taste testing to make sure it is not poison, of course!

Our little buddy insisted he was allergic to vegetables and fruit but he was miraculously cured once it all hit his plate . They both did some very serious eating. Too cute!

Polenta Pizza Stakers!

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