Quality time as a family can happen anywhere, so why not let it be in the kitchen! Foster an atmosphere of open communication and emphasize the importance of eating well while preparing fun, yummy recipes, so easy even the kids can make! Who knows, you may even be able to squeeze in a math lesson or two in the process.
Crunchy Cornflake Chicken
- 3 cups cornflakes
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 1/2 pounds bone-in chicken parts (breasts, wings, drumsticks, thighs)
Heat the oven to 375º. To make the coating, pour the cornflakes into a sealable gallon-size plastic bag and use a rolling pin (or your palms) to crush the cereal. Open the bag and add the flour, paprika, onion powder, and sage. Shake salt and pepper (about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of each, depending on your family’s taste) into the bag, reseal, and shake until well combined.
Pour the milk into a shallow bowl. Rinse the chicken pieces. Dip one piece in the milk, drop it in the bag of cornflake mix, and shake until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Place the chicken skin-side up in an ungreased baking pan. Repeat until all the pieces are coated. Discard any leftover coating, and wash your hands thoroughly after handling the raw chicken.
Bake for 50 minutes or until done. (Meanwhile, prepare the potatoes, carrots, and biscuits.) Be sure to check the chicken for doneness. Serves 4 to 6.
Easy chicken satay
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
- 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 lb chicken tenders (approx 15.)
Soak 15 wooden skewers in water. In a large plastic bag, combine all ingredients and toss to coat. Close bag and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from marinade, discard remaining marinade. Thread chicken strips onto skewers, threading back and forth. Grill or broil chicken until no longer pink. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces!
Big Mac Meatloaf
- 2 lbs Ground beef
- 2 Eggs
- 2/3 cup Crackers or breadcrumbs
- 1 cup Thousand island dressing
- 1/4 cup Chopped pickles or sweet relish
- 1/2 cup Chopped onions
- Salt and pepper
- 1 cup Shredded cheese
Combine all ingredients except for cheese, Mix well. Take approx. 1/2 of meat mix and flatten it out on a sheet of wax paper, srinkle cheese on top. Take one end of meat and roll to other end like a jelly roll. Place in a cake pan of sorts.
Repeat with remaining 1/2 of meat. If you like a type of crust on meat loaf, have the kids crush a few crackers, add salad dressing and a bit of cheese. Spread it on top of the meatloaves. Bake at 350 for about 45 min.