I wish you could see the smile on my face right now. We’re not talking just ear-to-ear any more. This baby is basically wrapping all the way around my head and shaking hands in the back. Why? Did I win the lottery? Did Cillian Murphry move in next door (I’ve had a problem since I watched Peaky Blinders)? Nope, even better. The kids are back in school!!! What better way to celebrate then hitting you with 10 quick and easy dinners kids love to eat! I was never going to be “That Mom”. You know, that Mom who celebrated the end of summer, the waving off of the kids to school. That Mom who danced around the store, pirouetting school supplies into the cart. But then I had three kids and reality set in. I am SO that Mom.
Here want to know exactly what kind of a Mom I am?
On their fourth day back at school (4th, not even a full week), Sophie’s SECOND DAY, I went to the mall by myself and got this ice-cream cone. I did this solely to be able to show the three of them a picture of the awesome ice-cream cone I had without them that day. Seriously, go ask the lady that made it for me, because I was laughing hysterically while telling her I was going to do this.
10 quick and easy dinners kids love to eat
For me, this is a big year. It’s Sophie’s first year of school (hello junior kindergarten!). My youngest, my last, leaving the house for the day. Even though that sounds like I have more free time then I used to (Ok, technically I do), I’m filling it in the ways I couldn’t when the kids were still home with me.
I’m spending my early mornings on the blog. After the morning school drop-off I’m off to the gym for a couple of hours, something I’ve really been looking forward to. This only leaves me about three hours in the afternoon to get housework and projects done. I actually find myself with less time to prep dinners now then I did before. Yes, I agree, I might be doing something wrong here somehow.
Fun to eat dinners
I’m kicking things off with dinners that kids will actually have fun eating. Sometimes all you need is a gimmick like chopsticks, build-your-own, or “it’s ok to be messy” to get them excited at the table.
What kid doesn’t love tacos! What Mom doesn’t love tacos that are on the table in just 15 minutes!!! I couldn’t get over how delicious these Instant Pot Chicken Tacos looked, and how simple they are to pull together.
This Orange Sesame Chicken Bowl is one of my favourite meals to make. My kids LOVE eating noodles (seriously, put anything on top of noodles and they’re good to go), and I’m an orange chicken addict. I cut the prep work in half by buying a bagged salad mix with hearty veggies in it (cabbage, kale, and carrots), so no dicing up vegetables necessary! Throw the kids some chopsticks it’s an event, not a meal!…