Birthdays, a picnic together, a movie night or simply a cozy get-together – there are plenty of occasions for a meeting with friends. But kindred kitchen when it comes to kids between the ages of 10 and 14, expectations of parties start to rise exponentially. To ensure that everything runs smoothly in the culinary area, we present you 3 recipes that have been specially developed for the teen party. They are simple enough that the kids can follow them themselves, healthy, but also a bit “trendy”.
The perfect teen party
Meet friends, watch movies or series, listen to music, dance and party – there’s nothing better than a party! For children in the tween or pre-teen phase, these moments are perceived as particularly important. In a phase of physical and mental changes, friends or peers are a permanent fixture to whom you can entrust yourself and with whom you feel well cared for. And especially after the children had to do without so much last year, it even needs a special occasion for a small party, right?
Preparation & Organization
Our job as parents is to help with the organization and smooth running of the party. Where, how and when the party will take place must be decided in good time. For a movie evening with friends, the children’s room is certainly enough. If the whole clique comes to celebrate, you may be able to provide the garage or the cellar. Of course, decoration and music should not be missing. You can also agree on a party motto, which helps enormously in the decision about the decoration or in the color choice. But it is important here that it does not become too stressful – your children should best have a say in the decision and help with the preparation. Not everything has to be perfect, but above all relaxed. When the preparations are more or less complete, it’s time to think about eating!
3 teen-friendly recipes for every occasion
Calling the pizza delivery service would be easy, but somehow boring. It will be much more varied and guaranteed to be tastier if you cook yourself. Whether alone, with the help of parents or together with the clique – so the food tastes twice as good! In the book “Teen Party” you will find many great suggestions that make birthdays or the movie night unforgettable. Of the more than 60 uncomplicated recipes, we have selected 3 and present them exclusively. Have fun preparing!
Mac ‘n’ Cheese Muffins
Preparation time: about 30 minutes
Baking time: about 35 minutes
Ingredients for 12 pieces:
200 g macaroni
1 tbsp butter
1 egg (size M)
2 tsp granulated garlic
250 ml milk (3.5 % fat)
90 g double cream fresh cheese
200 g ger. Cheddar
200 g ger. Emmental salt
Additional: 1 muffin tin for 12 muffins
Preheat the oven. Top/bottom heat: about 180 °C Hot air: about 160 °C
Bring salted water covered in a large saucepan to a boil. Then add macaroni. Cook the noodles in an opened pot over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. They should still be very firm to the bite at the end. Then put the noodles in a sieve and drain briefly.
Put the pasta back in the pot and immediately add the butter and the whipped egg. Stir in well with a wooden spoon. Stir in garlic powder, milk, cream cheese and the two cheeses and season with salt and pepper.
Spread the cheese noodles on the hollows of the muffin tin (greased) and press lightly.
Slide the muffin tin into the preheated oven. Bake the Mac’n’Cheese muffins for about 35 minutes.
Place the mold on a cake grate. Attention: Very hot, use pot holders!
Carefully lift Mac’n’Cheese muffins out of the troughs with a spoon and serve still warm or cooled.
Tip: It looks pretty if you decorate the muffins with parsley leaves.
Preparation time: about 60 minutes
Cooling time: about 35 minutes
Ingredients for 30 pieces:
300g Sushi Rice
1 Red Pepper
4 Tubes Food Coloring (Red, Blue, Green, Yellow)
3 Nori Leaves
4 Tbsp Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce (Hot Chili Sauce)
1 baking tray
1 sheet of baking paper cling film
1 small freezer bag
Soak the rice in a bowl of water and drain in a sieve. Repeat until the water is no longer milky. Mix rice with 1 1?2 times the amount of water and a little salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer rice covered on a low level for about 20 minutes. Then turn off the stove and let the rice steep for about 10 minutes.
Put the rice on a baking paper and spread. Allow to cool and then spread over 5 bowls.
Rinse the cucumber and pepper and drain. Third the cucumber and cut lengthwise into thin strips. Halve the pepper, destemming, pitting and removing the white partitions. Also cut the peppers into thin strips.
Mix 3 drops of red and 2 drops of blue food coloring to get purple food coloring. Dye the rice with the different food colors (red, blue, green, yellow, purple). To do this, add 4–5 drops of food coloring to the rice and stir it.
Place a nori leaf with the smooth side facing upwards on a large piece of cling film. Apply a third of the yellow rice as a stripe smoothly on the lower edge of the nori leaf. The best way to do this is with wet hands. Next, continue with the blue, green, purple and then the red rice. The nori leaf is now completely covered with the colorful rice strips.
In the lower third, place 2 cucumber and 2 pepper strips on top of each other. A long line is to be created again.
Now roll up the nori leaf with the cling film and press the roll firmly. Caution: Do not roll in the film! Do the same with the other nori leaves. Cool the sushi rolls for about 30 minutes.
Mix the mayonnaise with the chili sauce and pour into the freezer bag. Cut open the sushi rolls of 10 pieces each and arrange them on a plate. Cut open a small corner of the bag and squirt the sauce thinly over the rolls. Serve with soy sauce.
Tip: It is easier to roll the sushi with a bamboo mat. To do this, line the bamboo mat with cling film, place the nori leaf on it and prepare the sushi as described.