Before the kids were born, we were very creative cooks. We tried new cuisines, new techniques and new ingredients on a regular basis. When the kids were really little we digressed a bit and started going super simple and tended to stick with just a few recipes that we could whip up quickly.
We’ve started realizing now that even though the kids are getting bigger and can entertain themselves when it’s time to make dinner, we’re still in a bit of a rut.
Well, it’s time to take action and start getting creative again. This time we’re going to make sure that the kids get involved and start to try new things. Whenever one of the kids turns his nose up at something delicious like homemade ravioli or chicken satay, we like to remind them that someday they’re going to miss the delicious food their mom and dad made for them when they were kids – the college dorm food won’t compare!
So we’re on the hunt now for some adult-worthy kid food. Here’s some our findings:
Rachael Ray’s Honey Teriyaki Chicken with Ripe Pineapple Spears and Black and White Rice Balls – Since the kids love the chicken teriyaki at the sushi bar, this should be a hit.
The Neely’s Grilled BBQ Potato Skins – This delight has pulled pork which our kids love. Mashed potatoes, bacon, BBQ sauce, pulled pork, sour cream, bacon. Did we mention bacon? We’re making this this weekend!
Food for Thoughts’ Lime Chicken Empanadas with Ranchero Ranch Dressing – Our kids are nuts over chicken potpie and love dipping their veggies in ranch dressing. This recipe is like a personal potpie that you get to dip in ranch dressing. It’s a perfect combination!
The Pioneer Woman Cook! Risotto Primavera – The kids already eat risotto without much hassle. They eat the cooked vegetables in potpie. This dish has a few extra veggies in it that aren’t in potpie, but they are cut into such small pieces that it’ll be impossible for them to pick them out! Ha ha, they’ll have to eat them!
What recipes do you make that your kids devour and you love too? Please share!