As creative culinary officer of Lizzie Marie Cuisine, 8-year-old chef Lizzie Marie knows a thing or two about kid-friendly fare. The budding Batali gave us the dish on keeping tiny tots from tossing that brown bag.
Use a roundabout way to spin sulky sandwiches into creative creations like Lizzie’s famous AB&J Sushi Rolls made with nutritious almond butter and jelly. Or skip the bread and use provolone cheese or lettuce as a wrap for deli meats.
Go on a supermarket safari. Make the next trip a family adventure and bring home all sorts of new produce to explore.
Make your mini-me feel extra special by including a note expressing how each morsel was made with love.
And if the Ziploc still remains unlocked? Chalk it up to the inexperience of youth.
For more tips and recipes, go to lizziemariecuisine.com.
Kids’ Night at Knitch
What: Knitting and felting for kids ages 5-11.
Why: A crafty way to occupy the brood.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1052 St. Charles Ave., Virginia Highland (404-745-9276).
Haunted House Workshop
What: Children give gastronomy a go while creating something spooky.
Why: This trick is a treat.
When: Fri., 4 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Young Chefs Academy, 2903 N. Druid Hills Rd., North Druid Hills (404-633-2633). Reservations requested.
Inside the Slidy Diner Book Party
What: Celebrate Atlanta author Laurel Snyder’s latest with story time.
Why: It’s a telling tale of living in a greasy spoon.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Little Shop of Stories, 133a E. Court Sq., Decatur (404-373-6300).