Oct 17 Dinner Blog
Getting home from the grocery store, we were all starving and a bit cranky. Thank good ness for store-bought roasted chickens when you are in a pinch.
While the kids washed their hands, I portioned chicken, snap peas, tomato and grapes on to each plate. The kids prefer the dark meat. My husband and I prefer the white meat. It was easy to make everyone happy. Presto! In less than 5 minutes we were sitting down to dinner!!
9’s all around! I think anything I would have served at that point would have tasted good, but the meal really was delicious. The chicken was moist and tender, the grapes were sweet, the snap peas crunchy, and the tomatoes were incredibly flavorful.
Teaching Moment: I talk to my kids about “Food from a Farm” versus “Food from a Factory”. I tell them my goal is to give them as much food from a farm as possible. Meals like tonight’s is a great conversation starter. This is a “Food from a Farm” meal. Serving food as it looks growing on the vine – so simple, so easy, so fast – yet so delicious!
Roasted Chicken (Store Bought), Snap Peas, Tomato, and Grapes
For 2 Adults and 2 Kids – will probably be enough leftovers for 2 lunches
1 Store Bought Roasted Chicken
1/2 lb. Sugar Snap Peas
1 Big Bunch Grapes
Instructions to Make Magic – especially good when you are in a pinch!:
1. Take chicken out of the bag and portion across plates
2. De-string snap peas (break tip and pull, a string will come off), Cut 2 tomatoes, wash grapes, and portion on plates
3. Serve and congratulate yourself for pulling a rabbit out of a hat!
I love your delicious ideas — especially ones like this that I can pull together so quickly!