Friday, May 10, 2019

A quick lunch idea

It’s the end of the school year (the last day of school here is in very late May, but the end of June isn’t far off for everyone else in North America). If your kid is like mine, there are things that he liked for lunch at the beginning of the year that he doesn’t like anymore, and you’re trying to find something else but have no inspiration. So here’s an idea shared by a nutritionist in April’s Parents magazine: healthier corn dogs. Simply buy some Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, but only fill the cups 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, then push a 2-inch piece of nitrate-free hot dog sausage in the center of each muffin (also cut the sausages lengthwise for a small child, obviously). Continue baking for 5 to 7 more minutes, until muffins are set. Things of note: the package of Jiffy mix didn’t have any ingredients that I object to, and the muffins were really good; however, the package only makes about 6 muffins, so consider buying two packages; and the muffins have a major tendency to crumble. The Little Prince absolutely loved them, though! I used Applegate Organics uncured turkey hot dog sausages. You could make you own cornbread, but I didn’t have a good recipe (the last one I tried was “meh”).

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