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My ten-year-old self would be so proud of what I created this week. To be honest, I’m still impressed with what I made for the kids! Always up for a challenge, I went to Walmart early this week to look for new Kraft Dips in brand new packaging.
I went out to Ware, MA alone – following a rainbow, no less – and went to perhaps the moosiest part of western Massachusetts – Quabbin Reservoir. There, I looked for some moose for a few minutes, drove for a bit longer, and found a Walmart right there in the wilderness! I was directed to the dairy section of the store and instantly found what I was looking for.
The new Kraft dips come in three flavors – French Onion Dip, Green Onion Dip and Bacon and Cheddar Dip. For my recipe – more on that to come – I bought the French Onion Dip. In fact, I nearly bought all the ones they had left!
Scarlet had a playdate yesterday with a friend who is moving away for a YEAR! We are very sad about that. The kids came over straight from camp and since they hadn’t had lunch, I wanted to make them a nutritious snack. When I was ten-years-old, I was obsessed with the Ninja Turtles. I was in a 4-H horse show and lived in a trailer with my mom at the fairgrounds for a few days. Every day I’d work so hard at the arcade to win a Ninja Turtles stuffed animal. I’d give the lady my dollar, and she was rooting for me too and would give me FIVE quarters for my dollar. I’d play skeeball day after day. Finally, on my last day there, I won my stuffed animal. I’m so glad Ninja Turtles are still in style because I’ll always have a soft spot for them.
– We had three stalks of organic broccoli from our co-op. I used one large head and chopped it into round pieces. I had to cut a lot of stalk off, but my kids like the “tree” parts better so I just ate the stalks myself with dip.
– I bought organic baby carrots and put them in three straight rows for the ninja turtle’s headpiece.
– I sliced cucumbers into the same size for the eyes, and sliced a black olive for the pupils.
– Then I used whole black olives (I bought pitted medium) for the mouth!
I know that Scarlet was impressed because she went to call her friend out to see it while I was making it. Then at dinnertime last night, both kids ate even more vegetables. They are often reluctant to do so, like many kids, but it’s always a victory to see them eat balanced meals. Also, a character vegetable platter is very easy to make. When I put out vegetables with the new Kraft dips, it was a lot easier for my kids to enjoy their vegetables. Ok. And for me too. I love fun platters!
Be sure to check out more delicious recipes at Kraft.com. Now tell me – which one are you going to make for your kids? And which Ninja Turtle is your favorite?