Kitchen Krafts

“Kitchen Krafts,” Friend, May 2006, 45

Kitchen Krafts

With the help of another adult or an older sibling, make one of these recipes and serve your mother breakfast in bed.

French Toast Sandwich

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1/8 teaspoon vanilla

dash of cinnamon

2 slices thick white bread

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon strawberry-flavored cream cheese

1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry jam

1/4 teaspoon powdered sugar

  1. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon together.

  2. Use a butter knife or a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the shape of a heart in one slice of bread.

  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat.

  4. Dip the two slices of bread and the heart-shaped piece of bread in the egg mixture on both sides and grill until toasted. Remove from heat.

  5. Spread cream cheese and jam on the whole piece of toast. Place the toast with heart-shaped cutout on top to make a sandwich with a red heart peeking through. Spread cream cheese and jam on the heart-shaped piece of toast and place on the plate next to the sandwich. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the plate.

Layered Breakfast

2/3 cup fruit-flavored yogurt, divided

4 tablespoons rolled oats

1 small banana, sliced

1/2 cup berries of your choice, divided

  1. Put 1/3 cup of yogurt in the bottom of a glass.

  2. Layer with 2 tablespoons of rolled oats, half of the sliced banana, and 1/4 cup of berries.

  3. Repeat with the remaining 1/3 cup of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of rolled oats, banana slices, and 1/4 cup berries.

Morning Sunshine Shake

2 cups orange juice

1/2 cup milk

1 small banana

1/4 cup peach slices

1/4 cup chopped pineapple

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

12 large ice cubes

Place the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

Illustrated by Sue Hansen