Alien Invasion… For Dinner???

The aliens are coming! The aliens are coming!

I told you that I was going to make dinner time more fun and exciting. How fun is this idea?!?! My kids loved it! This idea came from the cookbook Just For Kids Collection. (If you missed my Octo-Dog post you MUST check it out here!)

Here’s another fun and easy dinner recipe!

What you’ll need:
* 1 can refrigerated biscuits
* sloppy joe filling or any other kind of filling you would like

You can fill the spaceships with just about anything. The recipe called for pulled pork but my kids aren’t big pulled pork fans. But they do love sloppy joes. So I made sloppy joe meat. (That was super hard. I cooked a pound of ground turkey and added a can of sloppy joe sauce to it.)

Cut a bicuit in half and add some sloppy joe mix in the center of one half. Put some water around the edge to seal it and place the other half on top.

Crimp the edges with a fork.

Bake according to the directions on the can of biscuit dough! Yep, it’s that simple!
And now for the alien.
You will need:
* 2 cherry tomatoes
* zuchini (3 slices) You could also use cucumber
* chow mein noodles
* raisin
* cream cheese
The picture is pretty self explanitory. I used a toothpick poked down the center to hold it all together.
What do you think? Would you’re kids love this for dinner?!?!
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Comments

  1. Those are soo cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

  2. You make the most fun things for the kids! Thanks!

  3. Sloppy Joes in a biscuit. How yummy is that!!! That little alien is too cute for words. What a fun dinnner.

  4. Love the alien!! My kids love cherry tomatoes so he’s going to be a big hit. We don’t really make ‘sloppy joes’ here in Australia, but I’m sure the alien spaceship could be suspiciously sandwich-shaped when the time comes!! Thanks for the great idea. x

  5. Sometimes we make a “muffin tin meal” and my kids love it! I’ll post it for next Messy Monday. I’m sure your kids will love it too.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday!!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 This looks pretty awesome. I’m gonna have to try this. My 2 year old wont do veggies…and I need her to!

  7. Love this, may have to try it soon!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment, glad you liked my “Popcorn Cupcakes”.

  8. These are too cute! You sure know who to get kids to eat..lol They must haved loved them!

  9. Stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays! These are adorable! If I was a kid I would love to sit down to dinner and find this on my plate. I’ll have to keep this in mind for when Georgia gets a little older.

    http://gruneisenfamily.blogspot.com

  10. Totally going to make the aliens with the kids. How fun. Thanks so much for linkin up to Tasty Tuesdays!

  11. Cute idea! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

    Hannah
    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

  12. sloppy joes are in our meal rotation! i should make them cute like yours. great idea!

  13. This is just so stinking cute! There was a student who’s Mom used to send him little decorated vegetables (made radishes look like mushrooms etc) each day at school, and I used to stalk his lunch just to see what his Mom’s little creative vegetable display was for the day….maybe it’s you? ;o)

  14. this is too adorable!! thanks for sharing!!

  15. Super cute blog..love this idea!

    Kim-www.raising3ladies.blogspot.com

  16. Love the alien! So cute! What a fun meal for the kids. Love the sloppy joe biscuits. My kids would absolutely love this meal. Thanks for sharing!!

  17. This is such a cute idea. I love it!

  18. This is amazing! I just may have to borrow this for one of our muffin tin meals. I might have that same cookbook, with the octodog on the front cover? I’ll have to dust it off I guess. Thanks for sharing!