September Roundup – School’s Starting Kids’ Favorites!
Why we love it: It’s been a long summer and school is finally starting up; have no idea what to pack your little ones for lunch? Let us help you out and try some of these kid approved classics and all around favorites!
First on the list are these Chicken Nuggets with Honey Mustard and Veggies
Don’t be fooled that these are only for kids. We’re taking delicious, juicy pieces of chicken in crispy breading back for the grown ups! Share them if you have to, lead them to believe this is all for them, but whatever you do, make these nuggets tonight!
This Shredded Chicken Hoagie is to die for!
Why’d I call this a Hoagie? I have no idea, I have never said that word out loud. Where I grew up these things were called “Grinders” (queue Adam Sandler “Hoagies and Grinders”). In California and most of the country they’re just subs or sandwiches. Either way, this is good. You should make it!
A Quick and easy Leftovers Fried Rice with Shake n Stir Fry Sauce
This is the first recipe Chef Alison cooked on the Rhode Show TV series! It’s definitely a “use it up” method more than a recipe, so be free to add your own twists! What’s in your fridge? You can be creative and scrappy here.
How about this Chicken Noodle Soup
If you can do it, making your own broth will take this from good to stellar. You might even become “known” around town for your skills if you share with friends. When you make broth, freeze a batch and next time you need it Chicken Soup will be ready in 10 minutes. To keep this super simple, the recipe is written for store bought stock though (or already done homemade stock), so see substitutions for the stock recipe.
Or this tasty Zucchini Butter Pasta
This is a great way to pack in lots of vegetables to your pasta but still taste a silky, pasta forward dish because the zucchini just melts away into a beautiful sauce. For this type of pasta cooking water + parmesan sauce (in the family of cacio e pepe and carbonara) you MUST use freshly grated parmesan from a block of cheese. Pre-grated cheese has non-caking agents added and won’t dissolve properly to build your sauce.
Last but not least this: Chicken Pot Pie Hotdish
Hotdish is a midwestern, especially Minnesotan, casserole that can be made of so many things. This version is inspired by Molly Yeh who tops it with tater tots making it Instagram-worthy and loved by kids and millennials alike. Don’t forget to #endsandstems when you post it!