Posts tagged ‘sandwiches’

November 2, 2012

Recipe review: Mini meatball sandwiches

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We are continuing to go through KG’s princess recipe book – this was another selection from the “Belle” portion. I think they call them “Chip’s mini meatball sandwiches” or something along those lines. The idea is to make little sandwiches for little hands – and I thought it worked out well!

The recipe called for mini meatballs – I think I’m going to have to start making those myself and freezing them, because our grocery store just just carry mini meatballs, and this is not the first recipe we’ve had this problem with. Instead, we used regular frozen turkey meatballs and halved them before serving, which worked well. It might have actually worked better, because then one side was flat, so it probably stayed in place better.

One thing our grocery store does carry that we found worked really well for this recipe was slider buns. The recipe called for dinner rolls, but the slider buns were perfectly sized, whole wheat, nice and soft – ideal for little kid-friendly sandwiches.

Overall, this was another easy dinner, and another win from the princess cookbook – I’ve been pretty impressed with the recipes from that so far! This cookbook really does try to keep things simple and on kid’s level – if KG could read I think she could make this recipe with supervision and minimal adult intervention.

October 16, 2012

Recipe review: Princess French Dip Au Jus

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Tonight we made a quickie dinner – 25 minutes, start to finish, and the item that took the longest was the easiest, the sweet potato fries.

The main course was French Dip Au Jus from KG’s princess cook book – the Royal Recipe Collection Disney Princess Cookbook that she got at the school book fair. This was from the “Belle” section, “main courses” that, in theory, have some sort of French inspiration.

Win! Everyone ate their entire sandwich, and the main course took less than 10 minutes to prepare. I did cheat and buy the roast beef at the deli counter instead of making it myself (although I was tempted to crock-pot it), but in fairness that’s what the recipe called for.

The kids got very into the whole dipping concept. I think we’ll have to do these again!