With the Bachelor Finale coming on tonight (I know, I know), I need a dinner that my kids will eat quickly, and without complaint. I mean, who has the energy to argue with a 6-year-old over whether or not that 3rd bite of green beans was big enough to be considered a "bite"? I need a meal that our family can enjoy together around the dinner table tonight...before Mama excuses herself to go watch her "social documentary."
With all of that in mind, I came up with what I hope will be a WINNING dinner. "Winner" for me because it is easy to prepare. "Winner" for my kids because they like it!
Tonight's dinner is a little different for our family, in that it is not only vegetarian--it is vegan! Now, before you meat-eating carnivores get all up in arms, don't worry. Tonight is the exception. We are one carnivorous family. Heck, we even like to hunt the defenseless little critters.
So, get on with it, lady!!! What IS a quick dinner your kids will LOVE?
I mean, may I present to you: A quick dinner your kids will LOVE...
What??? You think that's too much? Okay....how about this...
What??? What's the problem??
I've got a main course (Pop-Tarts, source of 7--count 'em--vitamins and minerals!!)
Side dish--Chester's Puffcorn. CORN, right? A completely acceptable side dish. The fact that it's puffed is just a bonus! Hey, don't knock corn. Some farmers give their lives to provide our tables with corn. I, for one, am grateful. Thank you, corn farmers. Especially Mr. Chester.
And dessert. I just thought a little dessert would make tonight's dinner more special. There's really nothing to baking up a batch of nice, hot Ding Dongs. In no time at all, they're fresh and ready to go!
Don't mind that messy oven...those Ding Dongs just leaked all over the place...and on the oven door, too. My oven was sparkly before I cooked the Ding Dongs.
There you have it! A QUICK and easy dinner your kids will LOVE!!! Tune in next week when I tackle the puzzling subject of: Hyper Kids at Bedtime.
Nutritional information for tonight's dinner? Why, sure!
Pop-Tarts - 400 calories, 2 g protein, and a good source of 7 vitamins and minerals!!
Puffcorn - 160 calories, 2 g protein, baked--not fried!!
Ding Dong - 180 calories, 2 g protein, who can resist its crazy name???
What's the craziest thing you've ever served for dinner?
You still wonder if I'm being serious, don't you?
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