In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly meals for you that are appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a recipe from Bird's Eye, designed by Jennette McCurdy, the star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" television show. The "iCarly" series finale will air Nov. 24, featuring her favorite episodes and memories. The recipe will be featured on the show sometime in November. McCurdy will next star in a new Dan Schneider TV series for Nickelodeon.
Yakimaniac Veggie Martians
(Makes 8 servings)
— 1 bag (12 oz.) Birds Eye Steamfresh Broccoli Florets or Cuts, cooked according to package directions, divided
— 1 bag (12 oz.) Birds Eye Steamfresh Mixed Vegetables, cooked according to package directions, divided
— 1 package (16.3 oz.) refrigerated white or whole wheat biscuits (8 biscuits)
— 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Swiss cheese
— 1/2 cup plain Greek style yogurt
— 3 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened
— Green glitter icing gel
— Thin pretzel sticks
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In medium bowl, combine 1 cup broccoli florets and 2 cups mixed vegetables with Swiss cheese, yogurt and cream cheese, blending well.
3. Separate biscuits in half into 16 pieces; roll or press each half into 4-inch rounds. On ungreased baking sheet arrange 8 rounds. Evenly top each with rounded 1/4 cup vegetable mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with remaining biscuit rounds. Press edges to seal. Brush each with glitter gel.
4. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
5. Decorate each “Martian” with reserved vegetables and serve with remaining vegetables.