A Meal Your Kids Can Cook
Are you tempted NOT to eat out for Mother’s Day? This is one day of the year when I LOVE staying close to home and avoiding the crowds and hectic pace of the restaurant scene. However, I don’t mind turning over the kitchen to the budding cooks in my house. The only challenge is, what to make? Well, I tackle the challenge by putting together a couple of my easiest, no-measurement recipes and sitting back for a (mostly) supervisory role.
Here’s what you need:
- Chicken Tenders
- Olive Oil
- Kosher Salt
- Freshly Ground Pepper
- Fresh Tomatoes (I slice them for the kids)
- Pesto Sauce (store-bought is fine)
- Parmesan Cheese
- Fresh Basil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken tenders on an ungreased baking sheet.
Using the cap of the olive oil container as a guide, have your child drizzle the chicken with oil.
Season with a pinch of salt and ground pepper and then bake for approximately 15 minutes.
On a separate sheet, lay out the tomatoes and sprinkle with just a little salt.
Use a teaspoon to top each tomato slice with pesto sauce.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.
Top with a fresh basil leaf. After the chicken is finished, increase oven temp to 400 and roast for 7-9 minutes.
This is a great side dish for other meals and makes a pretty display.
Or, for a kids' day in the kitchen, make your plate with chicken, tomatoes, and a green salad.
Presto! Dinner for Mom!