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For many of us, Mother's Day recalls childhood memories of the family
taking Mom and maybe Grandma out for dinner in a favorite restaurant. This
year, let's say thank-you to Mom with a very special and personal Sunday
supper cooked by her own children.
Most of these recipes are easy enough
for youngsters to make, such as assembling the strawberry shortcake, or
coating the chicken with bread crumbs. Others may need Dad's
participation. Read through the recipes with your kids before starting to
cook to make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils called for.
Keep the menu simple and prepare as much as possible ahead of time. Select
dishes that will be easy and fun for kids to make. Following directions,
measuring, estimating, counting and cleaning up are skills children can
develop while whipping up these recipes. An extra benefit: children
proudly eat what they fix, even vegetables. Most of all, remember to have
fun in the kitchen.
Here are some great-tasting dishes that Mom and the
whole family will enjoy--sesame chicken nuggets, yellow rice with corn, and
all-American strawberry shortcake. Round out the supper with bakery rolls
and a green salad. The chicken and sauce can be prepared in the morning
and refrigerated until ready to bake; whip cream for the shortcake and
prepare the strawberries early and assemble before serving; make the rice
while the chicken is baking. Remember, Mom's not allowed near the
kitchen--especially when it's time to do the dishes.
Sesame Chicken with Yogurt-Honey Dipping Sauce
Yellow Rice with Corn
Carole Kotkin is
co-author of MMMMiami--Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere.
She is food editor for Wine News Magazine, The Coral Gables Gazette, and
travellady.com. She is a frequent contributor to South Florida Gourmet and
The Miami Herald.
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