Thanksgiving has always been about the turkey and the scrumptious feasts! Delight your kids this year with some easy Thanksgiving recipes for kids.
Thanksgiving Recipes For Kids
Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated since 1621 when the Wampanoag Indians and the Colonists of Plymouth shared an autumn harvest. When the Pilgrims had their first successful harvest of corn, they celebrated by inviting their allies; a colony of Native Americans. Though there were no pies or even much sugar for that matter, their celebrations included the deer that was brought by the tribes and most of the dishes are likely to have been prepared with spices native to the Native American tribe. This was said to be the first Thanksgiving dinner. Every year, different colonies celebrated this day and in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that Thanksgiving Day was to be nationalized and held annually in November. The hallmark of the special day is the turkey, pie and cider. This year, involve your children and whip up something absolutely special that they can enjoy on Thanksgiving this year! Read on for a few easy Thanksgiving recipes for kids.
- 1 pound carrots
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp thyme (dried)
- Slice the carrots into ½ inch wide pieces.
- Mix these in a bowl with olive oil, salt and thyme.
- Bake at 4000F for about 15-20 minutes, until soft.
Roasted Turkey Breast
- 1 whole turkey breast (6½ pounds)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp lemon pepper
- 1½ tsp Italian seasoning
- 14½ oz can of chicken broth
- Heat the oven to 375°F.
- Rub the lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper and Italian seasoning over the turkey.
- Place the turkey in a roasting pan with the breast side facing upwards. Roast the turkey for about 2-2½ hours or until the temperature reaches to 1650F; with the help of an instant-read thermometer.
- Let it cool for about 15 minutes before you serve.
- Keep three tablespoons of drippings (fat from the roasted turkey).
- Whisk flour and chicken broth together in a bowl.
- Pour this onto the roasting pan and mix it together; even the browned bits.
- Simmer for about 2-3 minutes and strain.
- Serve warm.
Note: If you find the gravy a bit too thick, add a few spoons of water.
Turkey and Rice
Include your toddler into the festivities if this holiday! Here's a simple recipe with turkey and rice.
- 6 oz. turkey breast tenderloin
- Rice (cooked white rice)
- Cook the turkey in boiling water for about fifteen minutes or until the turkey is no longer pink; keep the water. (the internal temperature should be 170°F)
- Cool the turkey and finely chop it.
- In a bowl, combine the turkey with cooked rice. Add the water that was reserved to make the mixture a bit soggy.
Thanksgiving is a celebration and time for fun and merriment. While the grown-ups are out having their turkey, you don't really want the kids to feel left out, do you? Include something that they could eat on the menu too. They won't forget it.