Meals To Cook For Kids
With dance practice, basketball, cub scouts, and tae kwon do, who has energy to cook a appetizing meal for the kids for dinner? You do! You will have time if you serve an simple to cook kids' meal.
We all know it's a no-brainer to toss a hotdog in the microwave or place a tortilla in a pan on top of the stove, add some cheddar cheese and ninety seconds later have a easy quesadilla, but what's the joy in that? Casseroles and one-pot dishes generally go over well with the kids; and are easy to put together.
Try this simple kids recipe:
1 – lb. ground beef
1 - 16 oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 - cup water
1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 - cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Place beef in a three-qrt glass casserole and microwave for 4-5 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink. Mix and rotate halfway through cooking time. Drain Beef. Mix in sauce, water and macaroni. Microwave another 13 minutes, stirring halfway through. Sprinkle cheese on top and allow to sit covered approximately 7 minutes before eating. Serves a couple starving kids.
There are numerous meals you can create with hamburger. Any recipe that asks for hamburger will work just dandy substituted with ground turkey, chicken or venison as an alternative. The simple recipe below uses ground meat. It takes almost an hour to cook but merely a moment to prepare.
2 pounds ground meat
1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
Crinkle Cut French Fries
Brown hamburger and strain the grease. Add both soups to strained hamburger and place in a 9 x 12 greased pan. Top off with cut French fries and cook at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until French fries are golden brown.
Taco salads are very quick and simple to prepare. Begin with lettuce. Add onion, tomato and cheese (if your kids will tolerate it.) Brown some hamburger and toss in a packet of taco seasoning – or just include some taco sauce to the meat. Next add crumbled tortilla chips or Fritos. Finish off with salsa or Catalina salad dressing. Remember the sour cream and guacamole too! Kids love this meal!
For a quick, on the go, nutritious, cold meal you'll need:
Large lettuce leaves (not bagged lettuce)
Ham or Roast Beef sliced meat
Step 1: Peel off a large lettuce leaf.
Step 2: Assemble meat, cheese, and condiments.
Step 3: Roll up and place a toothpick in the middle.
Step 4: Eat. S
tep 5: Wipe your mouth, there's a bit of mayo. on your cheek.
How about a sweet twist to the standard mac 'n cheesekids recipe?
1 (16 ounce) box macaroni (elbow, seashell, bowtie – doesn't matter, just not spaghetti)
1 c. cottage cheese
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions.
2. Combine cottage cheese, sugar, and cinnamon with drained macaroni.
3. Nibble and add more sugar and cinnamon, if desired.
4. Serve right away. Delicious!
Use a bit of creativity to create a twist on a tried and true recipe and even with the busy after school activities you will find time to prepare a decent meal for the kids dinner.
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