The book today is the Junior version of my favorite cookbook, really. The New Junior Cookbook (Better Homes & Gardens Cooking) is great for cooking with older children. Older than Audrey anyway. The drawings are fun and the recipes good but just not right for a toddler and her mom. I would rather eat grown-up food right now and save the kiddie versions for when she is old enough to read and selecting her own recipes. If you have a reading age child in your home then go out to get this book as soon as you can. Here is the recipe for Top-Secret Wraps:
- 4 8- or 9-inch flour tortillas
- 1/3 cup bottled bacon-flavored ranch salad dressing
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 6 ounces thinly sliced cooked beef or ham from the deli
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 small apple, if you like
Place a piece of waxed paper on counter or table. Spread the tortillas out on the waxed paper. Spread dressing over tortillas with table knife. Place a lettuce leaf on each tortilla. Arrange meat on each tortilla near one edge. Top meat with cheese. If using apple, put it on a cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut the apple into 4 pieces. Cut out the core and cut the apple into thin slices. Arrange apple slices on top of the cheese. Roll up tortillas, starting from the edge nearest the filling. Use a serrated knife to cut each tortilla roll in half crosswise.
- Spread dressing on tortillas
- Place meat and cheese on tortillas
- Gather ingredients
- Roll up wraps and cut in half
These were fun and easy. I tried to let Audrey use a cheese grater to put cheese on her wrap and she insisted that I cut her cheese and give it to her. She promptly ate most of it leaving little for her wrap. I tried to demonstrate proper cheese placement to no avail. After rolling the wraps up I cut them in half and put them on our plates with a few strawberries. Audrey actually ate a little of the wrap all together and then decided opening it up to get the rest of the cheese and meat was a better idea. All in all a good recipe.