Camp at Home Week 3: Virtual Kitchen Camp

Virtual Kitchen Camp, PWC Moms  July20-24th

Monday, July 20th

Luau Fruit Cups (video demo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBsdTnLsr-8

 Serves 4

Ingredients:

One cup yogurt (your choice of flavors) Demo used plain, non-fat greek yogurt

4 waffle cups (Joy brand was used in demo)

2 cups cut up fruit such as pineapple, strawberries, mango, and green grapes. Use your favorites, though!

Flaked coconut (optional, for sprinkling on top)

 

Spoon about one-two tablespoons yogurt on bottom of each waffle cup. Add fruit layer, continue with yogurt and more fruit until you have distributed equal amounts in each cup. Top with more fruit and a sprinkle of coconut if desired. 

 

Additional resources:

How to cut a pineapple :

The Farm Girl Gabs on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnUiQkirBPY

 

The History of the Luau:

https://hawaii-luaus.com/history-of-hawaiian-luau/

Tuesday, July 21st

Ocean Cup dessert (video demo) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhUIZzI9xok

One box (4 serving size) Vanilla instant pudding

2 cups milk

Blue food coloring

Graham cracker crumbs 

Life saver gummy rings candy

Teddy Grahams crackers 

4 clear plastic cups

 

Prepare pudding as directed on the package. Once set, add a few drops of blue food coloring and mix until blended.

Layer graham cracker crumbs on bottom of each cup. Add a layer of pudding, then a thin layer of crumbs. Add remaining pudding until each cup has equal amounts. Sprinkle one side of pudding with more crumbs to resemble beach sand.

Take one bear cracker and fit a gummy ring around it, place in blue pudding for a perfect little floating beach visitor!

You can also add swedish fish candies for a fishing/lake themed treat.

Additional resources:

Fun Facts about pudding :

http://justfunfacts.com/interesting-facts-about-pudding/

Fun Ocean facts:

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/earth/oceans.html

Wednesday, July 22nd

Shark Cupcakes and Shark-Bait mocktailhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqxHfjXpJtg

Making the candy shark fin toppers, decorating cupcakes : Video demo

Ingredients for cupcakes and toppers:

12 cupcakes from boxed cake mix (or homemade recipe) 

Ingredients needed for mix (depends on brand)

Vanilla frosting (store bought or homemade )

Blue food coloring 

Decorating bags  (or large ziplock baggie) and piping tip 1M

Candy Shark Fins:

One cup vanilla candy melts (or white chocolate chips)

Black food coloring 

Piping bag or large ziplock baggie with end snipped off 

Parchment paper lined baking tray

Bake cupcakes according to recipe or package directions .  Cool before frosting and decorating.

To decorate, tint frosting with blue food coloring to achieve desired color blue (ocean water )

Using the decorating bag and tip 1M, pipe the blue frosting on cupcakes to resemble waves.

Make the candy fins:

Melt the white chocolate (or candy melts) in a microwave safe bowl according to package directions. Stir until smooth.  Add a few drops of black food coloring until a light grey color is achieved.

Fill piping bag/baggie  with melted chocolate, snip tiny portion off end of bag and draw 12 triangle “fins” on a parchment lined baking tray. Refrigerate until firm.

Top each cupcake with a candy fin. Enjoy!

Shark Bait Mocktail  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbRgZaqsKA

For the kids , a mocktail that’s cool, refreshing , and fun!  Video demo

Ingredients:

Lemonade

Lemon-Lime seltzer

Non-alcoholic blue curacao (or blue food coloring) 

Maraschino cherries with juice

Swedish fish candies

Place equal amounts lemonade and seltzer in glass.  Squirt enough food coloring or blue curacao into mixture to turn the beverage blue.  Add the cherry juice to the glass (it will sink to bottom) Add ice and add more cherry juice for a (temporary  “blood” effect ) Garnish with the swedish fish and a cherry or two!  Enjoy !

Original recipe for a cocktail version of this:

https://www.foodnetwork.com/search/shark-coctail

https://www.coolkidfacts.com/shark-facts-for-kids/

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/animals/sharkattack.html

Fun craft:  Mermaid slime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNCqp-MGYeo

 

Thursday, July 23rd

Summer Smores Skewers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53xYTgg9bVA

At the beach, lake, campgrounds or back yard, nothing says summer like smores. Here’s a fun spin on making smores… on a skewer!

Ingredients:

Fruits for dipping into chocolate (we used bananas, strawberries, and apples

Grapes (for dividers)

Marshmallows

Graham cracker crumbs

Chocolate chips (dark, milk or white chocolate , your choice )

Wooden or metal skewers 

 

To assemble :

Clean and slice (if needed) your fruits of choice. Strawberries can stay whole, though.

Melt the chocolate as directed on the package.

Place graham cracker crumbs in bowl, and make assembly line for dipping :

Fruit pieces/ marshmallows

Melted chocolate

Graham cracker crumbs

For each skewer you will need about 3-4 pieces of dipped fruit/marshmallow, and a grape in between each piece.

Dip and coat each piece, allowing it to harden for about 10 minutes in the refrigerator before assembling them on skewers.

Additional resources:

https://www.tasteofhome.com/collection/history-of-smores/

https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-they-called-

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/chemistry/chocolate.html

Another fun s’more version: 

https://fromginaskitchen.com/2020/06/12/smores-cupcakes/

Friday, July 24th

Skillet Toffee Brownie

Another fun campfire dessert!

You can use a box brownie mix, your favorite brownie recipe or the recipe I used , here:

https://fromginaskitchen.com/2020/06/

Additional resources:

https://www.superhealthykids.com/parenting/kitchen-safety-rules-kids/

https://www.brownies.com/blog/facts-about-brownies

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/baking-with-kids/

More brownie ideas:

https://fromginaskitchen.com/2020/07/01/brownie-ice-cream-bites-julys-brownie/

https://fromginaskitchen.com/2020/05/03/sprouting-brownie-cupcakes/