Remember those moments growing up where you cooked with your mom, grandma, aunt, dad? Now it’s time to make those moments with your own kids! Below are 3 easy ideas for cooking with your kids or for yourself that are no brainer
1. Chicken and Dumplings
My daughter loves to help make a classic that my own great-grandmother and grandma taught me. While I don’t have hours to make it the old-school way, my method takes about 20 minutes and my little can do it on her own.
- 1 cup of milk
- 1-2 pounds of chicken (you can use breast and cut them up or tenderloins)
- 2 cans of biscuts
- Salt and Pepper
The recipe itself is as easy as can be.
- You first cut up the chicken into either slices or chunks depending on your tastes. I usually cut up breast into bite size chunks.
- Boil the chicken until it is cooked then turn to medium heat.
- Add 1 cup of milk, salt and pepper.
- Take the canned biscuits and split them by hand into 3-4 pieces per biscuit and pop into the water. (This is my daughter’s favorite part since she likes to roll them into balls)
- Simmer for about 10-15 minutes and you have an easy yet delicious meal.
You may add vegetables, basil or serve over bread depending on your taste. Personally, I eat it straight from the bowl.
2. Easy Pizza
What better way to enjoy your night with your significant other or kids than to make your own pizzas. It takes about 10 minutes and is a ton of fun!
- Pre-baked crust
- Pizza or spaghetti sauce
- Any toppings you want such as pepperoni, mushrooms or sausage pieces
The steps themselves are self-explanatory. You put the sauce and cheese on the pizza, add toppings and bake for 10! Using the pre-baked crust means that you don’t have to worry about gooey crust or burning. You heat it enough to melt your cheese and you’re good to go! If you want to be fancy- you can even take melted butter with some garlic and place it around the crust for a garlic bread crust.
If you can boil water, you can make spaghetti. And if you can’t boil water, you can bake it too!
This is probably the easiest recipe. You can boil the noodles and heat the sauce, or throw it all into a pan uncooked and bake for 30 minutes. Personally, I brown a little hamburger into the sauce, some garlic powder and season salt. Bake the sauce with the noodles, throw some cheese on top of it and serve with a side of bread or salad for an easy and fun meal!
These recipes or meal ideas are great for busy parents or date night when you want to have a nice meal or cook together. They can be as complicated or simple as you like depending on your skill. These are the first things my kid learned to cook as they were fun and simple.
Share down below what you and your kids like to cook together or a fun date dinner you made!