Pink Foods for Kids and Valentine’s Day

My last blog inspired me to look up recipes for Pink foods. I have tried quite a few out on the kids and especially my small daughter who is obsessed with the color pink.

Here are some good recipes that will tickle your children's fancy!

Pink Potato Salad
6-8 medium potatoes, boiled
1 red onion, diced
1/4 c. dill pickle relish
2 boiled eggs (if desired)
3/4 c. Hellman’s mayonnaise
1/2 c. Catalina dressing

Several hours before serving, boil potatoes in salted water until fork tender. Drain and cool slightly, then peel and slice.
Pour Catalina dressing over warm potato slices coating slices well. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator until cold. Add onion, pickle relish, boiled eggs and mayonnaise. Mix well and serve.

My kids go gaga for this dessert.

Pink Fluff
2 small boxes Raspberry Jell-O
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, room temperature
1 9 oz tub Cool Whip
1/2 cup chopped pecans or nuts
Dissolve Jell-O in 2 cups boiling water.
In a blender, combine Jell-O and cream cheese. Refrigerate until the mixture has thickened slightly.
Stir in the pineapple and nuts. Fold in the Cool Whip.
Rinse a silicone mold with cold water and shake out excess water (do not dry).

Transfer mixture to the mold and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
When ready to serve, dip the outside of mold into hot water for a few seconds to release. Run a butter knife along the edge to loosen the gel from the mold. Flip over onto a dish and serve.

The following recipe is the party version of the drink but I serve it to my kids all the time. I don't always add the soda water. The point is that the frozen strawberries make it nice and pink and add this really yummy sweet kick to the whole thing.

Pink Punch
6 (6 oz.) cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
6 pkgs. frozen strawberries, partly thawed
6 (6 oz.) cans frozen orange juice concentrate
8 qts. ginger ale
4 qts. soda water

In each of two large punch bowls, combine half of each ingredient. Stir until frozen, lemonade and strawberries soften and break up. Add ice and serve.

I find making fun pink drinks like this is a good way of getting the kids to take their vitamin C!

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