Some may call it deceptive, but for those parents (like myself) that have begged, bribed, and threatened their kids to eat their fruits and veggies, I will call it ‘creative’ parenting. Take everyday foods and make them into a masterpiece that the kids cannot resist eating! Soon you will find them making their own creations and cleaning up their plate! Try this recipe below and let me know how it turns out for you!
Friendly Dog Salad
1 lettuce leaf
1 canned pear half
1 canned prune
2 canned mandarin orange segments
1 maraschino cherry
- Wash 1 lettuce leaf and pat dry with paper towel. Place on salad plate. Lift 1 pear half,1 prune and 2 mandarin orange segments from cans and 1 maraschino cherry from jar with fork and place on paper towel to dry. (Refrigerate remaining fruit with syrup for another time.)
- Place the pear half cut side down on the lettuce leaf. Cut the prune lengthwise in half with scissors and take out pit. Place one of the prune halves at the large end of the pear half for the ear. (Eat the other prune half!)
- Scoop out a tiny hole in the pear half for the yet with teaspoon. Place 1 raisin in the hole Cut the maraschino cherry in half with the scissors. Place one half at the top of the narrow end of the pear half for the nose. (Eat the other cherry half!) Us the mandarin orange segments for the collar.
Compliments of Betty Crocker!