One of my biggest confessions is that I've never been really great at cooking family meals. It takes a lot of effort and planning for me. It has never come easily, like I thought it might after being married 11 years. I'm doing better though and have been making a real effort. Even ask my husband! And I'm also trying really hard to get my kids involved in what to cook. Even if they still don't like what we're eating, I've noticed they've become more appreciative of my making dinner. That helps my attitude as well.
Now that school has started up again, I still want to have my kids working with me in the kitchen, but their time is limited now. When I had the opportunity to try out a Kraft Recipe Maker meal kit I knew it would be a great way to have a quick family dinner and still have one of my kids help me.
There are several flavors available, including oven and crock pot recipes. Right on the back of the box you'll find the easy recipe and just a few ingredients to buy. I went with the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine, and picked up everything I needed from Walmart (except the chicken I had in the freezer at home already). You can see pictures from my shopping trip here.
I cut and cooked the chicken, and had Emily help pour pasta in the water to cook, and then stir in spinach and sauces. Finally she sprinkled cheese on top of everything and after 15 minutes in the oven we were ready to eat.
It was a colorful and tasty dish, and Meagan, who is the biggest pasta fan of the kids, gobbled it right up. We'll be coming back to this as a fast and easy dinner and I can't wait to try some of the other options. Which one would you like to try for dinner tonight? For more family meal ideas, visit the Kraft Facebook page too.