My family does not eat leftovers. Nope.
Except for greasy take-out pizza.
My most efficient way to deal with the family’s high standards is to cook a big quantity of one item and use it to make completely different dinners.
Last week, for example, it was chicken.
I tossed chicken breasts in the crock pot and dumped in the last two inches of FIVE different salsas. Haha.
One full jar of salsa works, too.
That night we had cheese and chicken quesadillas — cooked like a grilled cheese sandwich in a buttery frying pan.
Cut into triangles with a bowl of steaming salsa in the middle, add a side of beans, done!
The next night, that chicken was scraped of salsa and shredded for BBQ chicken hoagies, with white corn and apple wedges.
The third night we had pizza! Chicken an onion pizza for three of us, while our fourth had cheese pizza with slices of cold chicken on the side.
We added a salad with carrots, apples and sunflower kernels, but you could also use cole slaw or carrot and celery sticks with a dippable salad dressing — give them three dressings and try them all!
If you’re overwhelmed by picky, bored, or plain old hungry kids, let’s talk. I have a short course on Feeding the Finicky that works on building a happy food culture, and I have a more intense Kitchen Coaching Program that works to streamline meal planning and prep to accommodate food allergies, a new vegetarian in the family, msg sensitivity, or whatever else is happening.
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