Empowering Kids in the Kitchen: Kid-Safe Tortilla Grilled Cheese


Here is an easy recipe for kids to get involved in preparing their lunch. What other recipes you and your kids would like to see?

One morning years ago, my then 10-year old daughter wanted to make a sandwich to bring to school for lunch. The only problem: no bread.

No big deal. We dug through the fridge, found some sliced turkey, shredded cheese and a tortilla and turned that into a tortilla grilled cheese sandwich that she “grilled” extremely safely and quickly in the microwave oven.

As I’ve mentioned recently, there’s a new Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook kid-friendly step-by-step video and picture book ebook in the works. The microwave cooked grilled cheese tortilla recipe you can get in complete, easy to follow step-by-step picture book format by clicking this link will be one of the recipes in the electronic-only available (and very kid-cool) book.

Click here or on the photo below to view the recipe.

MW Tortilla Cooked Grilled Cheese Sandwich

But more than just providing recipes from my end, the book is really about connecting with you to find out what you – and your kids – really want and need. Just as the Dorm Room Food book that recently became available is intended to start a conversation with college students about what they want and need to survive in their dorm rooms with bare minimum ingredients and equipment, the new kid-friendly book is intended to start a similar conversation about what you — and your kids — want to help your kids and others become empowered in the kitchen.

It’s easy to do. If there’s particular food you like to see in step-by-step picture book and video format, just let me know by commenting here. You’ll hear back from me no matter what. And if what you want is both practical and can be put together kid-safely, I’ll figure it out, shoot it and put it in the book.

It’s all about participating and contributing to help others and ourselves as practically, economically — and flavorfully — as possible.

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About Bruce Tretter

Bruce Tretter helps people feel comfortable making practical, flavorful and quick & easy meals for themselves---even if they’ve never boiled water---through Gotta’ Eat, Can’t Cook step-by-step picture book and short video directions. He’s a father of 3, Former Naval Intelligence Officer, current school board member, and avid cyclist.


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