Your whole family will love this recipe! Using Uncle Ben's Rice, you can create a delicious and fun pizza rice ball meal.
This is the quintessential one-pot meal. Creamy, smoky, sweet, it's a sure winner. As far as children are concerned, corn is less a vegetable than a kind of honorary pasta: its only real flavor is a kind of bland, Frito-y sweetness, and it also benefits from summery associations with picnic tables, long, late twilights, and dripping butter. This soup can also be deliciously meatless -- just sauté the onions in a knob of butter and proceed with the recipe. You could even try grating a little smoked cheddar on it.
Here is a recipe that might be useful even if you're not camping -- Squash Packets, which we like to call "hobo packets", and they make a fine accompaniment to Fish Wrapped In Foil. Try other vegetables, if you like, and consider adding whatever seasoning strikes your fancy, such as sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, or spices.
Summer squash are inexpensive and abundant, but little ones can be a little daunted by them. Here, they're whirred into an appealing, pale green soup that strikes the perfect balance between wholesome and yummy. The character of this soup will be determined by what you stir in at the end: buttermilk will make a light and zippy soup, milk a good, mild one, and half and half a rich and creamy one. Served with bread and a salad, it makes a perfect light dinner.
An excellent way of using up root vegetables, Borscht is a sweet and vibrantly pink soup. In their very popular article "The 11 Best Foods You Aren't Eating," The New York Times listed beets as number 1 thanks to all their lovely folates and antioxidants. I admit they recommend eating them raw for maximum nutrition -- but they're still plenty healthy cooked. Plus, when you stir a bloop of sour cream into it, it turns almost fluorescently pink