A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter D

The Meal:

chicken 1

Main Dish: Deep Fried Chicken

Side Dish: Dill Pickles and Daniel’s Vegitables

Dessert: Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Deep Fried Chicken:

  1. Checken Breasts, Legs and wings
  2. 3 cups of flour
  3. 6 eggs
  4. Oil
  5. Seasonings to taste

Daniel’s Vegetables:chicken2

  1. Corn
  2. Green peppers
  3. Red peppers
  4. Onions

Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Dessert:

  1. Duncan Hines!

Cooking Directions:

Deep Fried Chicken Directions:

  • Mix flour and seasonings in a bowl
  • In a seperate bowl, blend eggs
  • cakeDip each piece of chicken into the flour mix first, then the eggs, and then again into th
  • e flour coating
  • Pour oil into a deep frying pan and add the chicken when oil is hot
  • Fry chicken for about 15 minutes or until chicken coating is golden!


Outcome: 

Anyone who knows me, knows I love love love fried chicken!  The kids loved it also (my daughter actually took off the coating because she “wanted to be healthy :)), so it was a win win!  My husband’s name is Daniel, so he got to pick the side dish, hence the kind of cheating name.   And the cake mix is just something quick and fun to do with the kids.

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter C

The Meal: 

Main Dish: Chicken Caesar Salad

Side Dish: Cheeseless Potato Casserole 

Dessert: Cranberry Walnut Cookies 

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Chicken Caesar Salad:

  1. 4 Boneless Chicken Breast
  2. Caesar Salad Dressing
  3. 3 tablesppons of Teriyaki Sauce
  4. 3 teaspoons of Season All Salt
  5. 1 bag of Lettuce
  6. 1 sliced Onion
  7. Cut up Cucumber
  8. Croutons

Cheeseless Potato Casserole:

  1. 1 bag of frozen Hash Browns
  2. 2 Egss
  3. 1/4 cup of Riches Whip
  4. 10 ounces of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  5. 2 tablespoons of Flour
  6. Corn Flakes
  7. 1 Slice Onion
  8. margarine

Cranberry Walnut Cookies:

  1. I used Gladders Gourmet cookies…. which always come out amazing!

Cooking Directions:

Chicken Caeser Salad Directions:

  • Cover Chicken with seasonings and cook in the oven until done
  • Mix Salad ingredients with cut up chicken and top with dressing

Cheeseless Potato Casserole Directions:

*Please note that I actually made this up as I went along and don’t remember exact amounts for the ingredients I used.   This is what I did as far as I can recall.

  • Place the frozen hashbrowns in a baking dish
  • Heat a spoonful of margarine on a skillet and saute onions
  • In a bowl, mix eggs, whip, mushroom soup and flour
  • Pour mixture over hashbrowns
  • Pour onions over the top of hashbrowns
  • Cover with corn flakes
  • Melt a stick of margarine and pour over corn flakes
  • Cook in the over for an hour at 425 degrees

Outcome:

This is a really great easy meal to make.  I was really surprised to see how well the kids ate the Chicken Salad.  My daughter doesn’t like dressing, but as long as she ate all her chicken and lettuce, I was happy!  The potato dish was a stretch since I didn’t use cheese (which usually holds it together)- but it really came out yummy!  Definitely something you should try as it’s a very kid friendly dish!

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter A

The Meal:tuna for kids

Main Dish: Albacore Tuna Wrap

Side Dish: Apple Strawberry Kugel Crunch

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Albacore Tuna Wrap:

  1. 1 Can of Albacore Tuna
  2. Shredded Cheese
  3. 1 Onion
  4. 1 Tablespoon of Mayo
  5. Soft Burrito Wraps

Apple Strawberry Kugel Crunch:

  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/2 Cups of Rolled Oats
  3. 3/4 Cups of Sugar
  4. 3/4 of Oil
  5. 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  6. 1 can of Strawberry Pie Filling
  7. 2 Apples peeled and sliced
  8. 1 tsp. Vanilla

Cooking Directions:Apple Strawberry Food

Albacore Tuna Wrap Directions:

  • Dice Onion into tiny squares
  • Mix Onion, Mayo and Tuna in a bowl
  • Place Tuna mix on a wrap
  • Sprinkle cheese over Tuna
  • Roll wrap up
  • Place in oven at 200 degrees for 5-8 minutes

Apple Strawberry Kugle Crunch Directions:

  • Grease 9×13 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl mix, oats, flour, sugar, oil and vanilla until crumby
  • Place 1/2 of the of the crumbs on the bottom of pan
  • Top with Apples and sprinkle cinnamon on top
  • Pour Strawberry filling over the apples
  • Top with the rest of the crumbs
  • Bake for about 1 hour uncovered

Outcome:

My son loved the and finished his wrap.  My daughter on the other hand liked the wrap, but not the Tuna.  Next time, I’ll have to cut out the onions, because that was the part she said she didn’t like 😦 .  The Apple Strawberry Kugle Crunch can be a side or a dessert.  It is also a great dish to top with ice-cream!

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter Y

The Meal:chicken for kids

Main Dish: Yellow Chicken

Side Dish: Yellow Corn

Dessert: Yellow Cake Snicker-doodles

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Yellow Chicken:

  1. 4 Chicken Breasts
  2. 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  3. 1 Teaspoon of Ground Turmeric
  4. 1 Teaspoon of Mustard Powder
  5. 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  6. 2 Teaspoons of Brown Sugar
  7. 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce

Yellow Cake Snicker-Doodles:Yellow Snicker-doodles

  1. 1 box of Yellow Cake mix
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 1/4 cup f Vegetable Oil
  4. 2 tablespoons of sugar
  5. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Cooking Directions:

Yellow Chicken:

  • Place chicken breasts in a cooking dish
  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix well
  • Brush sauce over chicken (both sides)
  • Bake in oven covered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and then uncovered for 15 more minutes

Yellow Cake Snicker-doodles:

  • In a bowl, mix cake mixture, eggs and oil well
  • in a separate bowl mix sugar and cinnamon
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll balls into sugar topping
  • Place on a cookie sheet
  • Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for about 10-14 minutes

Outcome:

Yellow was the theme here 🙂 And this night was big for me.  I NEVER EVER eat mustard (I wont even touch it), and I ate this chicken….and liked it.  My kids also ate every last piece.  The Cookies were really easy to make, making them a must for moms short on time!

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter U

The Meal:Matzah Brei For Kids

Main Dish: Unleavened Bread and Eggs (Matzah Brei)

Dessert: Upside Down Pineapple Cup-Cakes

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Unleavened Bread and Eggs (Matzah Brei- or “Ireishmeltz” in Yiddish):

  1. Matzah
  2. Eggs
  3. Pinch of Onion Powder
  4. Salt To Taste
  5. Shredded Cheese of choice

Upside Down Pineapple Cup-Cakes:

Upside Down Pineapple Cake for Kids

  1. Pineapple Cake Mix
  2. 1/4 cup of Butter or Margarine (you can do without this if you want though)
  3. 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar
  4. 24 Maraschino Cherries
  5. 1 can of sliced or chopped Pineapple

Cooking Directions:

Unleavened Bread and Eggs Directions:

  • Mix eggs, matzah, salt, onion powder and cheese in bowl
  • Cook on stovetop

Upside Down Pineapple Cup-Cakes Directions:

  • Prepare Pineapple Cake Mix from the box in a bowl
  • Line all 24 muffin cups with a muffin liner
  • Add a spoonful of the butter/margarine to each cup
  • Sprinkle a little brown sugar over the butter/margarine and mix each one
  • Press a Cherry in the middle of each cup
  • Place pieces of Pineapple around the cherries
  • Pour cake mix over and fill each cup 3/4 full
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
  • Let Cup-Cakes cool and then invert them!

Outcome:

“U” was a hard letter to come up with for foods!  Thankfully, my kids are used to eating Matzah and Eggs from Passover, and they actually like it.  If your children haven’t had it before, you should try it.  It’s a nice twist on the average omelet!  The Cup-Cakes are also fun, and just having the name of “Upside Down” was funny enough for the kids to want to eat it….not to mention it comes out really great tasting!

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter R

The Meal:Ravioli for Kids

Main Dish: Ravioli 

Dessert: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Brownies

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Ravioli:

  1. I cooked it from a pre-made frozen batch
  2. Pasta Sauce

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Brownies:

  1. 1 batch of pre-made chocolate chip cookies 
  2. 12 Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  3. 1 Brownie Mix (oil, eggs, water)Recess Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cookie

Cooking Directions:

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Brownies:

  • Press cookies down in each square
  • Put a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup in each square upside down
  • Mix Brownies according to box and pour into each square- filling to the top
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes

Outcome:

Did someone say the best dessert of my life?  Yes, that’s right.  Basically, all of my favorite desserts in one.  You can’t go wrong.  Do it, I promise you won’t regret a second of biting into that chocolatey, gooey, peanut-buttery taste of heaven.

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A-Z Dinners for Kids | Letter Q

The Meal: quesadillas for kids

Main Dish: Quesadillas

Dessert: Quince

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Quesadillas (Baked):

  1. Large Tortillas
  2. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  3. 1 table spoon of Margarine
  4. Sliced Mushrooms
  5. Sliced Onions

Quince:

quesadillas for kids

  1. 2 Quinces
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Honey

Cooking Directions:

Quesadilla Directions:

  • Sautee Mushrooms. Onions and Margarine on the stove  (I add a pinch of salt)- when cooked, take off stove and let cool
  • Place Tortillas on a foil paper and spread cheese around the middle
  • Spread a tiny bit of Margarine on the edges of the Tortillas (this will help it stick)
  • Spoon Mushrooms and Onions onto Tortillas (I leave the kids Quesadillas plain with just the cheese)
  • Put in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese has melted

Quince Directions:

quinces for kids

  • Peel Quinces and cut around the core into slices
  • Put slices into a baking pan
  • Sprinkle a bit of Brown Sugar over the slices
  • Drizzle the honey over the slices
  • Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes

Outcome:

We make this often, so I already knew the quesadillas would be a winner.  None of us have ever eaten a quince before so I was nervous to have it as dessert which is why I added the sweet sugar and honey.   I can tell you that both kids and I loved it (hubby not into the fruit so much)!  It would have been amazing served on some ice-cream I am sure, but I didn’t want to overdo the sweets right before bed 🙂

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A-Z Dinners For Kids | Letter M

The Meal:M food night

Main Dish: Macaroni and Cheese

Side Dish: Melon Slices

Dessert: Muffins

Recipe:

Ingredients:

Macaroni and Cheese:

  1. 32 ounces (2 boxes) of elbow macaroni (this makes tons- so be prepared for leftovers)
  2. 1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  3. 1 Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  4. 5 pieces of American  Cheese (sliced up)
  5. 1 Cup of Butter
  6. 10 tablespoons of Flour
  7. 8 tablespoons of Butter (for breadcrumb mixture)
  8. 2 cups of Breadcrumbs

Muffins (Banana Chocolate Chip):

  1. 1 stick of Margarine (melt, then let cool)
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. 1 cup of Sugar
  4. 1 tea spoon of Salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups of Flour
  6. 1 tea spoon of Baking Soda
  7. 3-4 mashed Bananas (ripe)
  8. 2 tea spoons of Vanilla Extract
  9. 1 cup of Chocolate Chips

Cooking Directions:

Macaroni and Cheese:

  • Cook Macaroni according to box
  • In a sauce pan, melt Butter over a medium flame
  • Stir in Flour
  • Add Milk slowly
  • Stir in the Cheese
  • Cook over a low fire until cheese is melted and sauce has thickened a bit
  • Place Macaroni in a baking dish
  • Pour sauce over Macaroni
  • In a small sauce pan combine Margarine and Breadcrumbs until brown (about 10 minutes)- mix along the way
  • Spread Breadcrumbs over Macaroni
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes

Muffins (Banana):

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and thoroughly mix
  • add in Chocolate chips (I first make 6 muffins with out the ch. chips, for people who want a somewhat healthier option.  I then add the chips to the rest of the mixture).
  • Pour into muffin tin (fill 3/4)
  • Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until brown (makes 18)

Outcome:

Macaroni is way better homemade than out of the box!  The kids weren’t too crazy about the breadcrumbs so I gave them scoopings from the middle and bottom of the tinpan.  The children loved the melons cut up with little toothpicks in them, and actually finished that first!  The toothpicks are a great way to present a food in a fancier and more exciting way to children (as long as the kids are old enough to handle them).  As always the desert was what they wanted most!  And any chance I get to make any Banana Bread dish, I take it (it’s my favorite too).

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