Well- besides my vegan friend- who doesn’t love fried chicken?
For subscribers to The Organized Cook, Ranch Fried Chicken is what’s on the menu this week and it’s a family favorite for me.
Doing something as simple as adding ranch dressing mix to the flour coating can make a classic meal like fried chicken something to talk about. This week’s menu is all about the classics:
This week’s menu is both healthy and kid friendly with items like fried chicken, quesadillas and pot pie. Making dinnertime fun for kids is the trick I find to help get them out of ruts. Dress up chili with bowls of fun things for them to garnish:
And, for all you vegetarians out there…. stuffed pasta shells.
Helping Hands In The Kitchen
Stuffed Pasta Shells is another perfect meal that’s easy for kids to help. My girls love to help me in the kitchen, and sometimes it feels like more work finding something for them to do. At 7 and 5-years old, stuffing pasta shells with cheese mixture is easy and fun. I enjoy sharing my passion for cooking with them.
Reincarnating The Leftover
What to do…. what to do… with that leftover fried chicken. Using a simple technique I like to call “reincarnating the leftover“, that leftover Ranch Fried Chicken- with a little help from my good friend, frozen puff pastry- is now reincarnated into Chicken Pot Pie. Every time I say or hear “chicken pot pie”, I either hear that chicken from the movie Chicken Run say (in Brittish accent), “I don’t want to be a pie.” Or, I (depending on who is around) immediately say, “chicken pot pie and I don’t care”…. I’m not sure why, but I can’t help it.
Saving Money on Family Dinners
This week’s Weekly Meal Plan will only cost you about $90 in groceries- that’s without sales or coupons. I would love to hear back from my readers who cooked this week’s menu about how much they spent on groceries with this week’s shopping list. Just leave a comment below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook.
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