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Any ideas for a potluck dish taht kids like and does not need refrigeration?
Mary,pizza comes to mind.Will think more on it.
When I was in Costco today, one of the samples was a simple foccaccia bread round, topped with spinach dip, and then heated until the topping browned slightly, cut into pieces. For something so easy, it was delicious! I am so going to make that myself the next time I need a quick appetizer!
These recipes are also ones that I have made. They are certainly adaptable to your liking. In fact, I like making French Bread Margherita Pizza that gets raves, but you'd have to decide whether the kids in your group would like that or not.
French Bread Margherita Pizza
1 Loaf of French Bread, cut in half lengthwise
1/2 cup fresh basil chiffonade, lightly packed (chiffonade = cut into thin strips)
2 large roma tomatoes, sliced
16 oz. mozzarella cheese, sliced
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Preheat, the oven to 475 degrees F.
Lightly toast the bread for about 5 minutes. (I butter the bread and sprinkle with garlic for a "garlic bread" base.)
Top with the tomatoes, basil and cheese. Bake approx 12 minutes, Broil a minute or two, if desired, to brown the cheese.
For something kids would love:
tomato or pizza sauce
grated cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, etc.)
pepperoni, or other meat topping (optional)
Flatten biscuits (a glass bottom works well and makes a rim)
Spread sauce on biscuits; add toppings
Bake at 350 approximately 10 minutes.
French Bread PizzaServes/Makes: 6 1 loaf french bread3 cups Spaghetti Sauce1/4 cup Parmesan cheese1 cup mozzarella cheese -- grated3 ounces pepperoni slices Slice loaf of French bread in half
lengthwise. Layer sauce. Parmesan cheese, pepperoni and mozzarella
cheese on each half. Set oven to broil and/or 550 degrees F. Place bread
on baking sheet, and put in the oven. Broil until mozzarella is melted.
Cut into serving size pieces.
(You can bake at a lower oven temp, if you prefer, which works fine also)
Could you do a variety of quick breads?
I'll try to find some recipes for you.
This is very good! It's from Pampered Chef:
Peanutty Chocolate Banana Bread:2 C. all purpose flour1 C. sugar1 T. baking powder1/2 t. Salt1 C. mashed ripe bananas (about 2 med)1/3 C. milk1/3 C. peanut butter3 T. vegetable oil1 egg1 C. milk chocolate morsels, divided1/3 C. peanuts, choppedPreheat oven to 350°. Spray bottom only of full size loaf pan.Combine dry ing. together in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients through egg; stir just until dry ingredients moistened.Stir in 3/4 C. of milk chocolate chips. Spoon batter into pan. Sprinkle peanuts and remaining chips over batter evenly. Bake 60 minutes or until cake tester insterted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Loosen sides and remove to cooling rack. Cool completely before cutting.
Vanilla Raisin Bread2/3 cup raisins soaked in 3 tbsp vanilla extract for at least 1 hour1 1/8 cup milk1 egg3 cups flour3 tbsp sugar1 tsp salt5 tbsp butter or margarine1 pkg yeastPut all ingreadients including the vanilla in machine and turn on white bread cycle.You can add cinnamon if you like.
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