Am I the only one who looks back at the things we used to eat as a kid and how badly we miss those foods? My guess is not, since when I did a search for different ‘grown up’ versions of our kid favorites, I was hit by SO many websites that featured just that. So for this week’s WIAW, I thought it’d be fun to talk about the ‘kid’ versions, and share some fun ‘adult’ versions of my favorite treats.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up on PB&Js. They were fast, simple, and nutritious (and super tasty!) Now there are so many fun ‘dressed up’ PB&J variations out there. I found this tasty one! The ‘elvis’ peanut butter sandwich! Peanut butter, banana, and…bacon?! Never say never, my friends! I think this would actually be one of those recipes that would be fabulous. A little bit of the sweet and salty thing going on…
I can’t think of ONE kid who did not love mac ‘n cheese growing up. More specifically…Kraft mac ‘n cheese in really COOL shapes! That was one of the best parts! Having your food look like your favorite cartoon characters? Whaaa? Too good to be true! Don’t get me wrong, every now and then Kraft Mac ‘n Cheese ain’t such a bad option…but when you can have more ‘adult’ recipes like this? There is no comparison!! Beer & Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese?! Serve me up a bowl of that!
What kid doesn’t love some greasy french fries?! They were always in high demand…and always, always paired with ketchup! Now we have a more ‘adult’ and nutritious version of fries. This recipe looks so interesting (something I’ve never seen before) and really tasty! Avocado fries! Totally into this.
Grilled cheese sandwiches were also an easy, tasty staple. Two pieces of white bread plus a couple slices of american cheese and you’re set. Now, there are SO many tasty variations of this classic sandwich. I found two that looked so scrumptious! This one is a bit more bold and spicy and this one is a bit more elegant and classy :) Buffalo blue and honey-basil. Mmmm.
PIZZA. Yeah, every kid loves a good slice of cheese pizza. But just your normal run-of-the-mill cheese pizza can be so borrringgg. Sometimes you need to just switch it up and go a bit…gourmet. This recipe for pesto pizza definitely caught my eye.
Hot dogs are always a big hit. I know my sister-in-laws’ kids always ask for hot dogs. It’s like the go-to food because it’s quick and easy and a crowd pleaser. The kids often just have their hot dogs plain…sometimes without even a bun! But I found three tasty jazzed-up hot dog recipes. The Boston Terrier, the Chicago Dog, and the Guacamole Dog. I’ve tried the Chicago Dog before and it is definitely a winner!
Last but not least, every kid has a sweet tooth. Milkshakes are a HUGE hit as a kid. There’s nothing wrong with a simple milkshake…but as an adult you can really have a lot of fun with milkshakes! There are so many milkshake recipes with alcohol. This one caught my eye, especially because I’m all excited about the fall! A nice tasty pumpkin pie bourbon milkshake!
What better way to end this post then sharing a pumpkin-y treat! Hope you all enjoyed looking at these fun and tasty recipes and I hope your tasty treats for the day were absolutely delicious!