When my husband and I first started dating I totally understood that football happened on Sundays. I just didn’t get that it also happened on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays too. That was a rude awakening! I may or may not have pitched a hissy fit about the sheer amount of sports watching that was happening in our home.
I’d never tried this before but I decided to test out doing a little sauteed garlic and scallion dip. It was super fast and easy and it wound up tasting very refreshing with just a little hint of spice. All I did was saute 2 chopped cloves of garlic in the tiniest bit of butter and put that in my mini food processor with 2 tablespoons of chopped scallions, a half container of light sour cream and a dash of salt and pepper. It made a nice addition to onion dip, which is our default.
I prepped some vegetables, set out some of our house favorite chips – Kettle Chips. What I personally like about Kettle Chips as a mom is that they only use natural oils (no scary trans fat) have no artificial colors or flavors and are made with non-GMO ingredients which is VERY important to me. Basically I like all the things that aren’t in them!
After that I was thinking about what to do for the actual main course when I got a little creative and decided that instead of having Kayla fill up on chips before dinner I’d just offer her veggies in a sneaky way and then use the potato chips instead of bread crumbs on some chicken.
Since I had this little coupon I picked up both regular sea salt and jalepeno flavors. I put the jalepeno flavor out for my husband along with the veggies and dip and by declaring them spicy I knew she would just eat the veggies. You know by now that I’m usually a little bit of a nut when it comes to food I feed my child but I believe in letting kids indulge in moderation. So I told her she was getting potato chip chicken for dinner and she was pretty psyched.
I just put some of the Kettle Chips in a bag, crushed them with a rolling pin and put them in a bowl along with another bowl of flour and a bowl of egg and coated my chicken. It looked pretty darn good before it even got cooked!
I was worried that the Kettle Chips wouldn’t stick that well to the chicken but with a really good coating of flour and egg they were just fine and after about 35 minutes at 375 degrees I had some really yummy crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside chicken. While the chicken was baking my evil get-them-to-eat-vegetables-plan totally worked and that veggie platter was wiped out.
I served it up with some mixed greens for the big guy and some broccoli and mangoes for Kayla. All in all it was a well received dinner and we all liked the little crunch the potato chips added. After some dishes Kayla and I played a bit, read some books and of course there was plenty of pom-pom waving even though the game wasn’t on yet.
Finally it was bedtime and then game time. I’m happy to report that San Diego State won so fingers crossed they will be making their way into the big tournament…and then I’ll probably wish I hadn’t rooted so hard for them when my better half is permanently glued to the TV for #KettleMadness yet again!