By Angie Sievers at The St. Louis Cooks
Memorial weekend is the perfect time to get ready for summer and make those fun festive foods. The St. Louis Cooks love everything red, white, and blue. Plus, most of our patriotic foods have involved the kids in the kitchen. Last week, I shared our festive flags that we make quite often in the summer. However, we have two other festive foods to help get you in the spirit of Memorial Day and summer!
It’s not always easy to involve the kids in the kitchen for every meal, however dessert and snacks seem to have worked well for us. Trifles can be a good option for the kid chef in your house. One thing I love about making a trifle is you can get creative and use what you have in the refrigerator. As with most trifles, you need a base of some sort either brownies or pound cake. My daughter made this one we have featured here today. She was only 11 when she made this all by herself. I assisted in determining what would be the ingredients. She cut everything up, did the layering, and design. As a parent though, you have to realize it may not be perfect and that is ok. Allow your children to be creative and make the trifle on their own.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Pretzels
Another great snack and dessert that the kids will love to eat and make is white chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels. We make these awesome snacks all the time. It’s a family affair when it comes to making these beauties. Plus there’s a lot of snacking and licking fingers along the way. I usually show the kids how to make them by doing a few of them so they get the hang of it. They are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages.
Involving the kids in the kitchen is fun, but it can also try your patience. Be prepared to have a mess and some foods that are not perfect, but be encouraging, allow creativity to flow, and let the kids enjoy their independence. This Memorial Day weekend get the family in the kitchen and enjoy some quality time.
The St. Louis Cooks is an online marketplace focused on food, recipes, and promoting local small businesses/ organizations. We believe a family that cooks together, stays together. My name is Angie Sievers the founder of The St. Louis Cooks. I am a born and raised St. Louis girl. Supporting local businesses is very important to us! Not only do we share recipes, but we promote and build brand awareness for local businesses. Along with my husband (the real chef of the family) and my three kids, I hope you will connect with us at The St. Louis Cooks!