Posts tagged: dinner

Scallions Can Re-Grow!

 

So silly, so simple, but I can’t believe I’ve never done this before!!

Who doesn’t cook with onion?… ok, I have a friend who is allergic, so there are a few out there!  But for the most part, we all use onions in our cooking at some point.

One of my kids usually likes the onions in stir fry, rice or fish dishes, the other kid, will pull them out one by one!

What they both enjoyed was this small kitchen science experiment on the window sill.

We used our fresh scallions to make dinner,  but were sure to keep about an inch above the root, put them in a clear jar of fresh water just below the cut, and watched them grow!  Within a week, we had a new bunch of scallions!!

Eventually if you keep trying to re-grow from the same roots, they will turn pale green and yellow as their roots run out of nutrients.

 

 

 

Kid Friendly Crock Pot Chicken

If you have school aged children, then you can relate with the crazy schedules – especially this time of year!!

Sometimes to have dinner be totally easy and quick is a wonderful help.

I had heard about this recipe from a number of different mom’s, and thought I would give it a try to see if it really was a scrumptious as they said!!

Easy – I’ll give it that!!

Healthy – I’ll say fair to good.

Kid Friendly – I had a split, ‘one love, one fair’

Would I make it again?…. for sure!!


4 bone in chicken breasts (I used boneless)

1 can cranberry sauce

1 bottle Catalina dressing (I used a half a bottle)

1 package onion soup mix

Mix 3 ingredients in bowl. Pour over chicken. Slow cook 6 -8 hours.

Serve over brown rice.

Steam some vegetables to go with, and dinner is complete!!


Ways To Get Your Kids Involved In Thanksgiving

Plan with your kids!

Go over your Thanksgiving menu with your kids.  Come up with some ideas together…or add in some of their favorite side dishes and/or desserts!

 

Take your kids to the supermarket…

Maybe you don’t want to take them for the full shop for your holiday dinner, but it’s a great idea to take your kids along with a smaller shopping list.  Shop for the ingredients for the recipes that you picked together and try to point out some of the seasonal foods (pumpkins, butternut squash, pomegranates, etc…) that they may not normally get to see. This is a great opportunity to introduce some new foods!

 

Help in the Kitchen!

A day or two ahead of the holiday, recruit your kids to help prepare some of the dishes you picked out together. Also, let them help with the preparation of a recipe they haven’t tried before. When kids get to do some of the cooking, they get really excited. They love getting their hands dirty!

 

 

Decorate, Decorate, Decorate!!

Arts and crafts are always a treat during the holidays. Your kids will be very proud if you display some of their artwork on the holiday table. Have them make placemats and place cards for your guests. While they are busy decorating, have them set the table too!

 

 

Remember what you are thankful for…

Go around the table and have everyone share something that they are thankful for. This is a great tradition to start with your family that they will always remember.  Enjoy!!!