Recipe Time – Chicken and Trees

“Cooking with kids is about harnessing imagination, empowerment and creativity.” – Guy Fieri

I am a firm believer that cooking with your kids is a must. Aside from the skills it instills in them to be able to “adult” later in life, you’re teaching them things like math and reading, practice and patience and let’s not forget about creativity and imagination. You’re making learning fun and creating memories that will last a lifetime. We are starting to introduce safe knife handling skills to Hunter via a serrated butter knife. He was very excited and full of pride as he carefully maneuvered that butter knife slowly chopping the steamed and cooled broccoli florets. Then when it came time to mix everything together into the baking dish all bets were off as he quickly stirred the ingredients together splashing food everywhere. It gave us a good giggle and also provided a learning opportunity as he then had to help clean up the mess he made.

Tonight’s master piece…”Chicken and Trees” as Hunter so appropriately named it. There is so much veg shoved in this casserole it’s insane! I’m a make it up as I go type cook but the rough recipe is as follows:

Stir together some Grilled Chicken Breast, one box of Banaza Noodles (cooked per the directions on the box), Steamed Broccoli Florets, Riced Broccoli and Cauliflower and Shredded Carrots, Chopped and Sautéed Onion and Garlic, Mix together with one can of Cream of Chicken Soup and half a can of Whole Milk, pour into a large baking dish and top with Cheddar Cheese. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. 

“Chicken and Trees” a la Hunter