Let’s face it, coming up with menus to please the kids is not always the easiest task. To make it more fun try to include them in the cooking process. They love to break the eggs (sometimes into the bowl), play with the breadcrumbs, and mix the batter. It may require a little extra cleaning, but it is always worth the effort as kids tend to gobble up meals that they created.
Menu 1: Southern Style Chicken and Cornbread
This is a favorite menu for the whole family. My kids love to mix the batter for the cornbread and to roll the chicken in the breadcrumbs. By the time the food hits the table they feel like they have cooked the dinner and gobble it up
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Start to table: 1 hour Difficulty: Moderate
Menu 2: Quick and easy Fettuccini for the kids
Let’s face it, we all have those days when we simply need to throw something on the table, get the kids to bed and then pour ourselves a good cocktail. So here’s a menu for some Italian comfort food that that will put the whole family in a good mood and may just make you forget about that blessed cocktail.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Start to Table: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Menu 3: Homemade Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm tomato soup and a finger of a good grilled cheese to dunk in it. This is a classic your kids will fall in love with.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Start to Table: 35 Minutes
Menu 4: Pizza Party!
Pizza is always a big hit — and a big mess. The kids love rolling the dough. This is great when you are having dinner other families as both the kids and the parents will be well satiated.
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