Friday, October 15, 2010

7-Year-Old Makes Dinner

Yesterday afternoon, after the elementary-aged boys got home from school, I sat at the table in despair about what to make for dinner.  This is a common occurrence at our house.  We had three soccer games last night and Mutual.  It was a bit crazy.  With needing to help boys with homework and be out the door in a half hour to go to the first game, I knew there wasn't going to be time to make something of nutritional value for dinner.

I asked Inmate #5 to get the crockpot out.  I then directed him to get out the chicken from the freezer and a jar of salsa from the pantry.  He sprayed the crockpot, threw in the chicken and poured the salsa on top.  He then turned the crockpot on high, and we let it go.

In between games two and three, we dropped by the house and grabbed out some tortillas, cheese, sour cream and refried beans.  We warmed the tortillas in the microwave for a few seconds and spread some beans on them.  We shreded the chicken and grabbed some out (it had been cooking for just a bit more than three hours at this point), and put it on top of the beans.  We then put some cheese and some sour cream on it and rolled it up.  It was so yummy, and so easy.  Not only that, but Inmate #5 had bragging rights for "making" dinner.


Grace said...

Julie, that does sound know, some of the best dishes I have made are the ones I just throw together when I can't really think what to make. I enjoy your recipes, how did you like the roast with the cranberries?

Tonya said...

I love easy recipes. They seem to be what gets us by lately. And mexican inspired dishes are a big hit at our house. I make a similar dish with chicken. I just add the salsa and chili powder and cook it in a saute pan. So yummy!

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