Wednesday, May 25, 2011

grandma's cookbook - Fun, "I-Can-Make- It!" Layered Sandwich!

Nordic Ware Bundt Entertaining Hard Cover Cookbook with More Than 100 RecipesI love recipes children can actually be involved in preparing . . . I found the following recipe in the Bundt Entertaining Cookbook and it is one I've modified a bit and made with kids . . . great fun to make and enjoyable to eat! The perfect combination when cooking with children!

Fun, "I-Can-Make-It!" Layered Sandwich
Ingredients - 
Nordic Ware Pro Cast Bavaria Bundt Pan
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 (17.3 oz package) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar and or swiss and or mozzarella cheese - use your favorite or a combination of your favorites!
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced ham
  • 8 ounces thinly sliced turkey
  • your favorite sandwich extras - onions, olives, mushrooms, peppers, pickles . . . . ???? Use what you like, but you'll need about 1/2 cup of each item you want to add to your sandwich
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
Directions - Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 10 cup Bundt Pan. Sprinkle bottom and sides with sesame seeds. Roll one sheet of pastry into a 16x14-inch rectangle. Make a 3 inch cross shaped cut in the center of the pastry. Place cross-cut over the center tube of the pan. Show your grandchild(ren) how to gently fit the pastry over the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Gently pull the cross-cut edges up about half way on the tube. Let your grandchild(ren) help layer 1 cup of the cheese and half of the ham, turkey, and other sandwich extras over dough. Repeat layer, top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Cut a 3-inch cross shape inthe second sheet of pastry. Place cross over the center of the tube pan. Show your grandchild(ren) how to pinch edges of pastry sheets together to seal in the filling. Brush entire top with butter. Bake at 350 degrees fro 60 to 65 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 15 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cut into wedges to serve. Enjoy! 10 - 12 servings.

While you are making this sandwich, talk with your grandchild(ren) about the ingredients you are using and lead them in thanking and praising God for making those things for you to eat. As they use their hands to layer ingredients and pinch the edges of the pastry, talk about how God made their hands and again, lead them in thanking and praising God for giving them hands which can do such amazing things! When you put your sandwich in the oven, have children look at their hands. Talk with them about how their hand and finger prints are unique . . . just as they are and then thank God for giving you the unique and amazing gift of your grandchild(ren).

The Grandmother's BibleYesterday in my Grandmother's Bible I read about blessing my grandchild. Bobbie Wolgemuth wrote this particular devotion and she said, "Show up where they are, tell them the Lord is with them and give them a strong word of identity. Speaking something as simple as, 'You're a sparkler' may cause a child to shine brighter than ever." Use this opportunity to bless your grandchild(ren) and speak words for each child, personally, to give them as strong word of identity as you speak words of encouragement to them!

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