Kids in the Kitchen: Pineapple Cheese Sandwiches

One of the things my kids and I like to do is check out cookbooks from the library.  Sometimes we make foods from them, often we just dream over them.  I don’t like to buy kid-specific cookbooks, but the library lets us try them out for free.  I don’t like to buy them, because the recipes included in them often do not fit our healthy eating preferences.  Even so, we like to try out some “junk food” recipes every once in a while.

Max found this recipe, and was anxious to try it.  It was in Paula Deen’s For the Lunchbox Set, which I recommend if you’re into white bread and sugar.  This recipe required that I buy white bread, which hasn’t been inside our house for months, but we enjoyed playing with it anyway.

First, thoroughly drain canned pineapple rings on paper towels, so your bread doesn’t get soggy.

Then, use the can (dry it well) to cut circles from your wimpy storebought white bread.  Max discovered it works best if you press the  can down hard and then tear the  crusts away from the can.  We saved our crusts to make bread pudding tomorrow morning for breakfast.

Spread each slice thinly with mayonnaise, then top with a ring of pineapple, a slice of cheddar cheese, and another bread circle.  Let everyone in the family taste test.

The general consensus was, “It doesn’t taste as bad as I thought it would!” (Great recommendation!)

Hope you have the courage to try a weird combination today.  Happy Wednesday!

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  1. What a great idea. I keep looking at all those library cookbooks and thinking of taking them out. Thank goodness for libraries. -kate


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