Friday, April 30, 2010

Mini Corn Dogs

The kids loved this one! It was so easy, and the batter was REALLY yummy! I like that I can make sure to use chicken hot dogs, and I know what is going into the batter too. (I know, they're still deep fried, but we can indulge ourselves a little right)

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 quart vegetable oil for frying
2 (16 ounce) packages beef or chicken frankfurters
In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.
Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Cut hot dogs in thirds and roll in flour. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.
Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels

Free Choice Friday

I've heard that the more choices you give a child, the more likely he'll listen, when you ask him to do things. Its from a book called Love and Logic

Often times dinner is a fight for my kids, especially when I try something new, or when something I make has too many veggies!

So, Friday night is my new "free choice for dinner night" I'm sure many of you do this already, but I just thought about doing it last week. Basically, everyone gets to eat whatever they want! ... From, chicken nuggets to yogurt, to cereal, whatever they choose!

I love it, it means I don't have to create another completely crowd pleasing dinner!

And hopefully, they'll be more likely to EAT during the week!