Carrot Veggie Puffs Recipe

Carrot veggie puff recipe
Cooking with kids is such a fun way for us to create and learn in the kitchen.  Not only are we able to experiment with mixing, pouring, and scooping, but we are trying new recipes together with the kids.  As we cook our way through the alphabet, we’re excited to share new fun recipes and cooking adventures with you!  We’ve already cooked A is for apple dumplings and B is for banana cheesecake bites.  Today we bring you a fun recipe that holds a special place in the hearts of us Aunts: Carrot Veggie Puffs!  
Carrot Veggie Puffs recipe for cooking with kids.  This is a delishios appetizer recipe or side vegetable.  Kids will love the puff and it's easy to sneak in an extra vegetable serving!
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Carrot Veggie Puffs Recipe

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I am lucky to have a recipe box full of recipes from my deceased Grandmother.  
The recipes are written in her neat handwriting, along with a few splats from cooking long ago in her kitchen.  I love to pull them out and read through these recipes.  
Some of the recipes, I have tried and remember well.  Others, like this one, are new to me.  
Almost all of the recipes are written in my Grandmother’s shorthand:  Ingredients are missing key information…like the measurement needed of the main ingredients.  
She made these recipes so often that she just knew how much of items to add.  When I saw this Zucchini Puff recipe, I knew that I could make a few minor additions and change just a bit to make her recipe a Carrot recipe. 
Carrot Vegetable Puffs recipe

Carrot Veggie Puffs:
One cup shredded carrots
one cup shredded zucchini
One half cup shredded onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
4 Tablespoons flour
cooking oil
Shred the carrots, onion, and zucchini using a grater.  
Kids should be closely supervised for this task, but given instruction, can definitely do this job.  
Show them how to hold the vegetables and slowly grate the vegetables.  I did shred the onion to avoid any hurt fingers because of the smaller size of our onions.  If you are concerned about kids using a grater on vegetables, this safety grater
is perfect for kids!
Combine the vegetables, salt, and pepper in a bowl or large measuring cup.
Beat the eggs in a bowl.  Big Sister (age 7) had a little bit of a surprise when she cracked the egg and the shell broke into the bowl!  
Stir in the milk, grated Parmesan cheese, and parsley flakes.  Add the flour and beat well to make a batter. 
Add the vegetables to the batter mixture and mix well.  
Drop by large spoonfuls into hot oil until golden brown on both sides.  
This is a part of the recipe that I did, to avoid oil splatters on the kids.  
Older kids can do this job with supervision and instruction.
Pat dry on paper towels.
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Serve warm and watch the kids enjoy an extra vegetable serving with this pancake-like vegetable puff!
Carrot veggie puff recipe for kids
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My Many Colored Days Color Feelings Calendar Craft

Today we bring you a Color Feelings Calendar craft based on Dr. Seuss’ book, “My Many Colored Days”.  Celebrating Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday is fun with this book and we decided to create a colorful reusable calendar based on the book and the many feelings we feel. We’ve made an activity based on a Dr. Seuss book before, so this craft was just right for us!
This activity could be paired with a feelings check in activity to support emotional and self-regulation in the classroom.
Make a reusable calendar based on Dr. Seuss book, My Many Colored Days.  This one has many colors that show us our days can be filled with emotions (colors). Kids love to make this DIY calendar!


Reusable Calendar Craft

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My Many Colored Days is a fun book all about the colors we feel and how they are part of being “me”.  Everyday is full of colors and so we decided to use those colors in our reusable calendar.  We can see each day through the calendar and remember that we are always the same, no matter what color we feel.  
We grabbed a few materials to create our calendar:

sheet protectors
a calendar to trace
permanent marker
assorted tissue paper

and our DIY decoupage

Use the blank calendar as a template to trace a calendar on the sheet protector with the marker. 
Snip the tissue paper into squares.
Spread a thin layer of DIY decoupage on the back of the sheet protector.  Lay the tissue paper squares all over the decoupage.  Be sure all of the sheet protector is filled in with tissue paper.  Add a second layer of decoupage over the tissue paper once finished.

Allow the tissue paper and glue to dry completely.  Add a border using tape.  This will keep the tissue paper attached at the edges and prevent peeling.

Big Sister is loving this reusable calendar.  We’ve been using a dry erase marker to write on the calendar and a paper towel to erase over and over again.

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