Senior Spotlight: Fun Kid Friendly Foods
Vicki Haskell from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this weeks Senior Spotlight, to show us how to make some kid friendly foods. She made Snaildogs, Ladybug Apple, and Hard Boiled Egg Mice.Each of these recipes are quick and easy to do with kids of different ages. The recipes are below.Vicki also told us about the Meals on Wheels fundraiser that Easter Area Agency on Aging has going on. For $28 you can sponsor one week of meals for a local senior citizen, and receive a “I Support Meals on Wheels” wristbands. They will set up at Sams Club in Bangor on April 12 at 10 a.m. And April 26th at 10 a.m. for people to donate to the Meals on Wheels program.Hard Boiled Egg MiceCourtesy of spoonful.comWhat you’ll need:1 Egg1 Black Olive1 Radish2 Fresh Chives1 Tiny Swiss Cheese WedgeHow to Make it:Place the egg in a small saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 1 minute, then turn off heat. Cover the saucepan and let the egg sit in the hot water for 12 minutes.Once the time is up, run the egg under cold water to cool. Then ask your child to roll the egg on all sides to crack the shell. Peal under running water. Slice the egg in half lengthwise. Place the halves yolk side down on a plate. (alternative, you can slice off a bit of the bottom of a peeled, hard boiled egg so it can sit flat on a plate.) Slice tiny black olive “eyes” and radish “ears”. Then make small slits in the egg halves for the eyes and ears and push in the olive and radishes. Add Chive tail.Serve the pair of egg mice with a wedge of Swiss cheese for a playful lunch. Makes 2 mice.SnaildogCourtesy of littlenummies.netTo make Snaildog:You will need a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and hotdogs.Preheat the oven as directed on the crescent roll package.Separate the rolls and wrap a triangle once around the hotdog (start with the large end) and pile the rest of the dough on top to make the shell.Makes up to 8 Snaildogs.Place snails in oven and bake as directed on the package. Let them cool a bit.Take a raisin and use your thumb to tear it open to expose the sticky inside.Break a pretzel stick in half. Stick end of the pretzel stick inside a raisin and poke it into the hotdog for they eye. Repeat.Drizzle some honey on a plate for the “slime” and place the snaildog on top.The Best Ladybug Apple SnackServings 2Courtesy of billygorilly.comIngredients:1 small red apple2 tsp. Strawberry cream cheese (low-fat)1/8 cup raisins or dried cranberries1 or 2 red or black seedless grapes(optional) lettuce leaves for garnishAlternatives: peanut or almond butter instead of cream cheese. Round cereal instead of raisins, a small pinch of cinnamon. Use your imagination and what you have on hand in the kitchen.Directions:Wash the Apples and lettuce. Arrange a few lettuce leaves on each plate. Cut apples in half from stem to bottom. Remove seeds. Lay each half of apple cut side down on cutting board and cut in half from stem to bottom. With skin side up place both halved of apple on top of lettuce. Put a small amount of cream cheese in-between the apple halves to adhere the apple back together (enough to have a small amount squish out the top.) Stick raisins to cream cheese down the middle of apple, then use a small dab of cream cheese to adhere the raisins on each wing. Cut a grape in half and use cream cheese to stick it to one end of your ladybug apple for the head.