Summer is such a fun time of year!
I want to do so many things! Movies in the park, concerts in the park, pool days, ball games and Independence Day celebrations!
It is also my busiest time of year. You see one of my many jobs and talents is teaching cooking classes, cooking classes for both kids and adults, but mostly to kids. And during the summer I teach cooking summer camps for kids.
I always wanted to work at a summer camp. I wish that I could say that I loved going to camp as a child; but my memories of camp were less than spectacular. That is until I was a tad bit older and became a camp counselor. Being a mentor… being in charge…. of the youngins was fun for me. So I guess growing up to be a ‘professional’ camp counselor, well, was my destiny! Add in my passion, cooking, and it’s an exhausting summer of fun!
Even before I started teaching kids to cook, I have been sharing kid friendly recipes on this here blog. I have held my Kids in the Kitchen series, in some form or fashion, every summer since I started blogging. I am back at it this year, and while I had hoped to share a Kids in the Kitchen recipe every Friday all summer long; I’ve been a tad bit busy. Even though we are well into our summer vacation, I still hope to bring you some Kids in the Kitchen recipes to help beat those summer boredom busters.
First up is this festive American Flag Toast! I guess I have been feeling super patriotic lately, since I shared this Patriotic Cake a few weeks ago; but I guess you can never have too many festive foods to celebrate your country!
This toast is so easy to whip up and is loaded with fresh fruit. Kids will love creating their own patriotic slice of toast for breakfast to celebrate America’s Independence on July 4th!
American Flag Toast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cream cheese, softened
Raspberry or strawberry jam
For version one: Toast bread. Spread with soften cream cheese. Top cream cheese with jam. Arrange blueberries in the top left corner of toast. Arrange banana slices in rows on toast. Serve immediately and celebrate ‘Merica!
Cream cheese, softened
Sliced strawberries or raspberries
For version two: Toast bread. Spread with soften cream cheese. Arrange blueberries in the top left corner of toast. Arrange strawberry slices (or raspberries) in rows on toast. Serve immediately and celebrate ‘Merica!
Inspired by Taste and Tell