Every other month or so, Meijer runs a ridiculously great deal on Tyson breaded frozen chicken. I can typically pick up a family-sized bag of chicken nuggets or chicken tenders for just $2.99 with the sale and (of course!) a coupon.
As much as our kiddos love chicken nuggets, I’m not a huge fan of just plopping a plateful of them in front of the kids to eat. So, I started brainstorming to think of a recipe that I could put together that would utilize the chicken nuggets. Strolling through the store, flour tortillas caught my eye, and I instantly thought of putting together Southwestern Roll-Ups.
Here’s what I came up with for my concoction:
Southwestern Chicken & Bacon Roll-Ups
Tyson frozen chicken nuggets, cut into small chunks
Turkey bacon, crumbled into small pieces
Kraft reduced-fat honey dijon dressing
Romaine or Boston lettuce
Place open tortilla on plate. Spread a small amount of honey dijon dressing down the middle of the tortilla. Add chicken, bacon, cheese, and lettuce according to preference. Roll up and enjoy!
The entire family loved this incredibly simple meal. And I felt much better about serving the kids chicken nuggets in this fashion as opposed to the traditional method!
Despite the predicted 100 degree temps for today, I am planning to squeeze a partial cooking day in this morning and early afternoon. I will be cooking in between accomplishing some much needed housework and preparing for our first week of school.
I’m hoping to complete the following by the end of this afternoon:
cook up 4 pounds of ground beef
I’ll post updates throughout the day, as well as recipes for the meals that I am making. Hope you all are having a great start to your Fridays as well!
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we enjoyed a grill-out together with family members. The hostess of the party put together a station for make-your-own shish kabobs. Guests could choose between marinated chicken or steak as well as an assortment of vegetables – tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, peppers, onions, and carrots. We all assembled the kabobs to our liking, and they were then grilled to perfection.
We all enjoyed them so much that we were anxious to try them out for ourselves. I bought a package of chicken as well as a pack of steak and cut them all into medium-sized chunks. I poured marinade into two different resealable bags, and placed the steak in one, and the chicken in the other. I put both bags in the fridge to marinate while I cut up the vegetables.
Since fresh vegetables are so reasonably priced during the summer, I picked up fresh zucchini, squash, tomatoes, and onion. I had previously inherited a set of metal skewers from my parents, so I assembled them all, alternating between the meats and vegetables. My husband grilled the kabobs until the meats were cooked and the veggies were tender.
We served the kabobs over steaming hot rice along with fresh fruit – yum! Such a simple dinner that is both economical and easy to prepare.