Seriously, how is it possibly May already?
Since we are reducing our TV viewing this week, I'm focusing on trying to make some easy meals this week that I can have the kiddo help me prepare. It will keep him occupied, teach me patience, and maybe help with his picky food choices. He has already requested breakfast for dinner one night, which most likely he'll ask for pancakes. I also dug out a cookbook I used to use for him when he was a toddler. In it they show how to make grilled cheese waffles. My kiddo decided he no longer likes grilled cheese after eating it for almost three years. We are down to very little lunch options, so I need to get some fun things back into his repertoire. Maybe making waffle sandwiches with PB&J or cheese will be fun?
Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner
Wednesday: Twistin' chicken fingers made at home with the little chef! Served with a salad
Thursday: Chicken and broccoli stir fry with rice
Friday: Pizza night! Salads!
I don't usually follow a recipe for making quesadillas. They are the easiest thing to make and can be filled with whatever ingredients you like. One of my favorites is to add a bit of BBQ sauce to shredded chicken and then spread the chicken mixture onto one tortilla, top with shredded cheddar and then top with another tortilla. Bake at 350 F until cheese is melted and the tortilla starts to brown. My other favorite way is even easier: top a tortilla with a bit of chopped up chicken, sprinkle of cheddar shreds, and a few spoonfuls of mango or peach salsa. Add another tortilla to the top, then bake and slice into wedges. A pizza cutter helps slice up the quesadilla. I prefer baking them, although many recipes call for frying them a bit. Baking them means less added fats.
What are you cooking this week?
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