If you’re a parent with early level grade school children, then be prepared for a new dimension in parenting — sleepovers.
Apparently, the eight hours spent in class with their friends, whom they just spent 4 hours with last Sunday, at the nth birthday celebration of yet another classmate, was not enough. They still want to spend this Friday night at your house, giggling their little heads of, at whatever silly things kids giggle to these days.
Once you’ve gotten past the initial shock, you’ll realize that sleepovers are a good thing.
Having a house full of rambunctious and boisterous children, full of life and happiness, is a great way to see your child interact with his or her friends. Witnessing the pure joy that can only come from a child’s smiling eyes, makes you appreciate the little things which make life worth living.
Ok, enough sentimentality, and let’s get to the important part — what to feed them?
Here are some easy-to-make recipes using MAYA Pancake and Baking Mix, that will be the highlight of any kiddie sleepover.
BOYS’ NIGHT IN
Expect a lot of shouting, jumping, and running around, with boys in your house. Make sure to hide all the breakables, and prepare something that will keep all that non-stop energy going, until they finally tire themselves to sleep.
These mini pancakes are perfect party snacks, where choice of toppings, whether chocolate, honey, or cheese spread, is all up to your young guests.
Pepperoni and Cheese Donuts
Kids love donuts. Add some meat and cheese, and you’ll have those little bundles of adrenaline, chewing silently and happily, enough to give you maybe 20 minutes of peace and quiet — if you’re lucky.
If you think that a girl’s slumber party is much easier to handle than a boy’s, think again. It’s pretty much the same thing — running, jumping, shouting, BUT with a higher pitch! Yes, mentally prepare yourself for all that squealing, and do your best to counter it by stuffing as much food in their mouths to keep your eardrums in one piece.
Your little princess and her friends can chit-chat the night away, while nibbling on these small wonder-biscuits of goodness.
Sweet Corn Muffins
Serve these muffins together with juice or iced tea, as you listen in to your girls talk about all the icky boys in their school or neighborhood.
Seriously though, slumber parties are a great way to spend time with your kids, and get to know their friends. Feeding them in the most delicious way possible is just a bonus.
For more recipes, visit http://themayakitchen.com/recipes.