This was our plan for Wednesday:
Day 3, Wednesday
Breakfast: Granola and fruit
Lunch: Sandwiches (using one of Lisa's sandwich ideas,
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, or Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey
Paninis) (or leftovers from previous evening's dinner) and fruit (along
Dinner: Homemade Chicken Nuggets with a side of sweet potatoes and apples
I was ecstatic that there were just enough leftover's from Tuesday night's meal for lunch on Wednesday. I was really looking forward to lunch. Wednesday night's meal was pretty easy to fix, and didn't take a lot of prep at all. So, if you are looking for an easy meal that is also kid-friendly, this recipe is definitely one to keep around.
Luke said it was his favorite. And actually, it is a very kid-friendly meal. What meal could be more kid-friendly than chicken nuggets and sweet potatoes and apples?
Throw a side salad on the plate and voila--a perfect meal. Drew liked this meal, but I was a bit disappointed with the chicken. After the previous dinner, it tasted a bit bland to me. Then again, I think I was still thinking about those fajitas. They were SO good! I think next time I would add a little minced garlic to the egg mixture and add a little more shredded parmesan to the "breading" mixture. But, I absolutely loved the sweet potatoes and apples mixture. I added a little bit of cinnamon to the recipe, which made them just a bit sweeter. Although the recipe said to leave the peels on the apples, I think I would trim the peel the next time. I used red delicious apples, since those were the organic apples on sale last week. The apples were very sweet, but the peel on red delicious apples tends to be a little bitter. After cooking, the peel wasn't necessarily bitter--it just got in the way of the soft texture of the rest of the apple and sweet potato mixture. Yet still, the side dish was very tasty and sweet.
3 days down, 2 to go for this week, then it is grocery shopping and meal planning for days 6-10!