Sunday, May 15, 2011

In the kitchen with Emma - healthy afternoon snack.

My 8 year old daughter Emma loves to cook.   She has taken numerous culinary classes, has her own knife and a great recipe collection.   She told me she's the only girl at school who takes mozzarella and tomatoes in her lunch.   She reads labels and refuses to drink flavored milk at school because "it has too much sugar".   She wanted to share her favorite after school snack as it's easy, tasty and good for you.   If I'd let her, she would sell these instead of cupcakes at a bake sale!

Caprese Salad on a Stick

  • wooden skewers
  • grape tomaotes
  • small mozzarella balls
  • baby spinach leaves
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Directions:   Give birth to the funniest girl in the world... oh wait... haha... not those directions! 

Thread skewers with a grape tomato, spinach leaf, then mozzarella ball, filling it up.

Once you've done as many as you want, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

Emma will lovingly serve you if you're at our house and will clean up as well.  


Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

You don't have to be a kid to love this one! Nice job, Emma :)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

Such cute photos of your daughter! I love that you spend time in the kitchen with her:-)

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet said...

Love that she is learning the art of cooking at such a young age and already has her "own" knife - impressive. Great looking snack!! Good Job! said...

What a great post. I have 2 sons who also love cooking.I got them interested when they were young too. Now that they are in their 20's, their girlfriends love it!

Our Eyes Eat First said...

aww so sweet! great pics and a cute idea!

The Cilantropist said...

Your daughter is adorable and such a little gourmande! :) She definitely has good taste - I can't think where but I definitely saw something similar to these recently in a cookbook or magazine - an inspired snack!

Kate from Scratch said...

Absolutely Adorable! Seriously...I have boys and I am so jealous. They don't want to help me ever, they just want to eat. haha! I'm hoping when they're grown and ready, they all have girls so I can be the coolest baking grandma ever. Maybe I'll get lucky and the boys will sprout into the kitchen when they're a little older. Still so young, being 4 and 1, right now. Or..maybe I'm kidding myself. lol.

Love this. love it. Did I mention I love it? I do. :) Happy Blogging. Great job!

Kristen said...

Those look delicious. I love the ease of eating a caprese on a stick. What fun!