For those who grew up on Maurice Sendak books, the news that Maurice Sendak died today is very sad. The children’s author, known for his acclaimed Where the Wild Things Are and other books died today at the age of 83.
In the Where the Wild Things Are book, main character, Max–the wild thing– is sent to bed without his dinner. In his room, a wild forest and sea grows and Max travels to the land of the Wild Things. After proving himself fiercest among the creatures there, Max returns to his room at home and finds his supper waiting for him–still hot.
In honor of Sendak, and all of the wild ones in your home, we wanted to offer up a couple of kid-friendly recipes you can make in your slow cooker, courtesy of our friends at AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com.
Macaroni and cheese is a great safe bet for kids! The noodles are fun to eat and it’s easy for moms to make! Try this recipe for All Day Macaroni and Cheese from AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com. It takes six hours to cook. So play with the kids and let the macaroni cook!
Chicken nuggets are also a great dish to satisfy the wildest of appetites in your house. You can make chicken nuggets in your slow cooker with this recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Nuggets. Made with homemade crumb coating, these nuggets are much healthier than store-bought chicken nuggets!
Finally, try making a tried and true dessert in your slow cooker with this recipe for Simple Rice Krispies Treats. Your kids will love them and they’re super simple to make!
So, honor Sendak and the wild ones in your home with a tasty, kid-friendly meal made in your slow cooker!