Memorable meals can be enjoyed at the dining table. So, did you save the best for the last? After all, it’s hard to satisfy our kid’s taste buds. Unless we have something yummy on the plate, they are bound to pick up a fight. More than often, the last meal of the day really gets on our nerves, isn’t it? So, how do we deal with this everyday challenge? Here are some fast and easy, delectable dinner ideas that your kids will absolutely love.
Ok, what happens when we make our kids wait for long hours during dinner time? They start yelling and crying. It just ruins all the fun that a good dining experience is supposed to provide. When cooking isn’t your real passion, you wouldn’t personally like to spend hours in the kitchen. So, let’s introduce pita pizza in today’s dinner. They are tasty, super yummy, and they won’t keep the kids waiting. Yes, you can get the dinner ready in 15 minutes before your starving children melt down. So, be prepared for some kisses and hugs along the way. You can pat your back as well.
There are no groundbreaking ingredients needed for this meal. Pita bread, pizza sauce, white cheese, your favorite pizza toppings and some love should set you off for this tasty dish. So, here’s how to make it. Turn on your oven to 400F. Place the required number of pitas on a pizza pan. Add pizza sauce on them depending on your liking. Just make sure to paste it all over the pitas. Of course, the next big arrival would be the white cheese. Any white cheese will do. Simply lay it on the thick. Finally, add your favorite toppings and slide the pan into the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Bingo! A heart filled dinner is ready to be served.
Okay, here’s another people-pleaser meal that has been tried and tested to be a winner. If cooked right, salmons can be meltingly tender and can taste great. So, you can’t really go wrong with salmon even if you are the most inexperienced chef in your kitchen. Moreover, the meal is super healthy, so no one in the house will gain a million pound. At the same time, this salad will keep your kid’s tummy full and satisfied for long hours. Remember, salmon is a rich source of protein, calcium, and vital Omega-3 acids. So, this salmon salad won’t disappoint you or your kids.
Roast one big salmon and chop it off into smaller pieces for serving after flaking it. You will have to rub it with lemon and fresh oregano before roasting it together with some jarred fire-roasted bell peppers. Slow roast it to make sure that it turns out to be super-tender. While it roasts for about 20 minutes, steam some tender young asparagus and baby potatoes. Prep some green vegetables for the sake of dressing. Gel them all together as soon as the salmon is taken out of the oven. The final outcome is a hearty meal that even the fuzziest kid in your house will love.
This classic hamburger steak recipe is a great way to satisfy your kid’s taste buds. Smothered in onions and gravy, it could prove to be your favorite go-to meal. Once you fall in love with the dish, you will realize that there is no better way to dress up a pound of beef. The onions and gravy flavoring work their charm on the beef. They are easy to prepare with ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. No microwave, no cans, and you should be ready to serve the dish in a flash. So, let’s get started with this delicious dinner time food.
Take a pound of beef in a large bowl. Add a full egg and 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper to the bowl. Include half a teaspoon of seasoned salt with half a teaspoon of onion powder and garlic powder each. Next, you need to add 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce along with 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. Half the job is done. Now, mix all the ingredients together. The key over here is to make sure that you don’t over mix them. Once the mixture is mixed well, roll your sleeves because you are going to make about 8 to 10 balls from the mixture. Flatten all of them into patties.
The next step would be to heat vegetable oil in a skillet in medium heat temperature. No points for guessing at this stage. Simply add the patties along with one cup of thinly sliced onions to the skillet. Fry the patties until they are brown before you switch them over to the other side. It will take about 4-5 minutes to show the nice brown color. Once you flip them to the other side, wait for another 4-5 minutes until you see the brown color. You are almost done. Remove the patties and cover them with foil to keep them warm.
For the moment, leave the onions in the skillet. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour on the onions and stir them well. Gradually, pour 1 cup of beef broth and 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt and sherry. Stir them again for about 5 minutes in medium heat temperature until the gravy thickens. Lower the temperature to low heat and let the patties make a comeback into the skillet. Cover the lid and simmer the patties for about 15 minutes. There you go. The delicious meal is ready to be served at the dinner table.
When your life gets busy, these meals can certainly come to your rescue. They are simple, enjoyable, and easy to prepare. So, don’t let your inexperience be on the way to serving these tasty foods to your kids. As you can see, they are easy to prepare on the go without throwing an arm and a leg.