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Kiddie sushi-style rolls

I love cookbooks. Plain and simple. Buying them, renting them from the library- it doesn’t matter. I just like recipes. My sister asked me awhile back if I had any good recommendations on toddler cookbooks. I gave her the name of a couple that I had and looked on Amazon for some more. I came across one that I wanted to check out.

I’m a try before you buy kind of gal so I requested it from the library. A month or so later (apparently, a lot of people wanted to peruse it) I got to go through it. There were tons of recipes in there! I think I will have to buy Annabel Karmel’s book. I did note some recipes that I HAD to try though.

Yesterday we tried our first recipe. I think it went over pretty well.

Kiddie sushi-style rolls

* Makes one portion

Ingredients
2 slices white bread, crusts removed
half a 6-ounce can tuna (she said “in oil”, I used “in water”) drained
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup (I omitted this)
2 drops Tabasco sauce-or to taste (I omitted this as well)
2 inch piece of cucumber, cut into strips
2 inch piece of carrot, peeled and coarsely grated

  • Using a rolling pin, flatten the bread until it is about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Mix the tuna together with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, the ketchup and the Tabasco (if using).
  • Spread the remaining mayonnaise over the bread.
  • Spread the tuna in a line about 1/2 inch from one edge of each slice.
  • Arrange the cucumber strips on one side of the tuna and grated carrot on the other side.
  • Roll up from the filled end and press down to seal.
  • Trim the ends to neaten using a sharp knife, then cut into three little rolls.

Voila!

Yummy!

Yummy!

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Spilt milk???

A long while ago I read a post on one of my favorite craft websites, No Time for Flashcards, about a book by Charles G. Shaw. It piqued my interest and I tucked the title away so I could get it from the library. Three months later, I remembered! I am so glad I did. 

Is it spilt milk? Is it an ice cream cone? Emily was kept guessing until the end. She loved the book! We have read it probably 5 times since our library trip earlier this week.

On No Time for Flashcards, they did a cute little art project in conjunction with the book. I did my own spin on it. She used cotton balls while I used crumpled tissue paper. I thought Emily might like helping me crumple paper but I was wrong. I think Emily enjoyed the glue part more than anything! She did like putting the paper onto the glue. She sure was proud when she showed it to Daddy when he got home.

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