Have you been asked to supply your child’s class with a pink flamingo themed snack? Has that request left you wringing your kitchen dish towel in frustration? If so, drop the hand towel, sit down and relax. I’ve got a handful of snack ideas and you’re welcome to use them. Here they are:
Shrimp Salad Sandwiches on Pink Bread
For starters, you could opt to serve the kids shrimp salad sandwiches made with pink bread. After all, flamingos are pink. They also happen to eat a lot of shrimp. If you have never made pink bread before, take a minute to head on over to the Tablespoon website. It contains a recipe for double rainbow bread. You could use that recipe to make pink bread by simply leaving out the other colors. Afterward, use a cookie cutter to form the sandwiches into flamingo shapes and serve them with glasses of pink lemonade.
Colored Deviled Eggs
Given the bird’s life cycle, you may also want to consider serving the kids pink deviled eggs. The Saveur website contains a pink deviled egg recipe that you could use. The recipe doesn’t involve food coloring either. The pink color comes from natural means and is only present in the dish’s filling. Thus, you could get cutesy and compare the dish to the birds’ organic change in coloration. You may also want to consider serving the eggs alongside a container of strawberry milk.
Pink Yink Ink Drinks and Bites
Have you ever enjoyed a glass of Pink Yink Ink Drink? It is essentially a pink colored smoothie made in honor of Dr. Seuss. You can find a recipe for it posted on the Nickelodeon Parents Connect website. I propose that you consider making the drink and then pouring it inside a silicon flamingo mold. Once that’s done, pop the flamingo mold into the freezer overnight. In the morning, you’ll have frozen bites that could be served to the kids along with a dollop of strawberry infused, whipped cream.
Small cups filled with pink grapefruit segments would make a great themed snack too. You could even dress up the cups by inserting a flamingo party pick into one of the grapefruit segments. The picks are often available for purchase through beverage and party related retailers. Should you want to include a pink fruit dip with the grapefruit cups, I’d suggest utilizing the recipe posted on the Cooks website.
Lastly, small bags of pink popcorn would make cute snacks for students. There are different flavored glazes that you could use to make the treats. Among them are cherry pink glaze and watermelon glaze. Each one is typically available for purchase through restaurant suppliers and specialty shops. Instructions for using the glazes are often included in with the product’s packaging. If your container of glaze didn’t come with one, you can find a basic set of instructions posted onto the Harlan Fairbanks USA website.
Source: Personal Experience
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