Friday, April 26, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #43: Ocean Pudding Pie

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

We finished our Oo: Octopus unit last week and started our Ww: Water unit this week. So I decided to make a Octopus in the Ocean Pudding Pie.

There wasn't anything really special about the pudding pie. We followed the directions we use every time I make a pudding pie. However, I found White Chocolate instant pudding mix. I knew using vanilla wouldn't work because it is actually yellow. I figured adding blue food coloring to vanilla pudding would just give us greenish pudding, not a nice blue ocean.

We needed:
A graham cracker pie crust
White chocolate instant pudding
1 1/2 cups milk (probably a little more would be needed if using whole milk. We use skim)
1 banana
1 apple
blue food coloring

 The girls needed to smell the pudding first as they had never had this kind before.

Tabitha added the pudding mix.

Hannah poured in the milk.

Amelia helped mix the pudding with the beaters. We added the food coloring too.

Did you know when children don't listen when they are told to put things down they might fall and break?
Well, our pie crust did. I couldn't go get another one, so I just pieced it back together as well as I could.

Doesn't look too bad. I wanted the crust to represent the sandy ocean floor.

Then I cut a piece off of the apple and peeled it (not quite half, I sort of avoided the core).  I placed it in the center for the octopus's head. Then I made a couple of tiny holes in the side so I could stick two mini chocolate chips in for eyes. I cut one banana in half and sliced each half lengthwise into four. 

Tada, octopus tentacles.

They each got a piece of the ocean with a tentacle.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
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Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs

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1 comment:

  1. I just LOVE your octopus! What a great idea! Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Many blessings, Lisa :-)


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