Mashed Potato Volcanoes With Hot Lava

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the diced potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • When the potatoes are done, drain them and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the margarine and 1/2 cup milk and stir.
  • Mash the potatoes well with a potato masher, then add a little salt if desired.
  • In the meantime, make the "lava."
  • Heat the 1 cup milk in a small saucepan.
  • Dissolve the flour in just enough water to make it smooth and flowing.
  • When the milk is hot, stir the dissolved flour slowly into the saucepan.
  • Sprinkle in the cheese and stir until it melts.
  • Simmer the mixture gently until smooth and thick.
  • Stir the ketchup into the sauce, but leave some red streaks showing, so that it looks "fiery."
  • Divide the mashed potatoes among 4 serving plates.
  • Have everyone shape them into mountains, then press the tops down lightly to flatten, and finally make a small indentation at the very top with their thumb.
  • Then, have the children arrange some of the broccoli florets around the base of the volcano.
  • Let each child pour some of the "lava" into the indentation at the top of each "volcano" with a small ladle.
  • It should flow down the sides.
  • It's fine if it drips over the "greenery" too.
  • Eat at once, before the lava solidifies into magma!
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