Pasta Carbonara and Oven Baked Chicken Fingers

Kids can be a tough group to please in the kitchen. Sometimes it is hard to get kids to eat what you want. There are a lot of “experts” out there who tell you what you should do to make your kids eat certain things. They were either lucky and got adventurous eaters, or they have no clue what they are talking about. I am lucky that my kids love to eat and will try most things. They are not perfect. My oldest used to LOVE blueberries; now she won’t touch them. When you see a willful child spit out a perfectly good blueberry more than once, you sort of just give in to the fact that maybe they just don’t like blueberries.

My husband and I have a few rules when it comes to food.
1. Try one bite. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to eat anymore tonight.
2. Dinner time is sacred. For the most part, we eat at the kitchen table every night we all can; we go around the table and tell what we are thankful for or something good that happened that day.
3. Dinner is what is on the table. I am not a short order cook. I make one meal. Eat it.
We have a few “whatever you want” nights where we can clean out the fridge and they can pick what they want.

What are some things kids like best? Chicken Fingers and Pasta.

Chicken Fingers- 350 for 40 minutes
2 chicken breasts cut in to strips.
flour, egg, and breadcrumb coating
Place on a rack on top of a baking sheet so all sides can get nice and crusty

Pasta Carbonara
Pan fry some chopped bacon, then add 1/2 onion diced until nice and translucent.
Cook your pasta of choice.
Mix 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk (room temperature)with 1/2 cup parm cheese.
Place frozen peas at the bottom of your serving bowl; they will heat up and cook through with hot pasta.
Add eggs and cheese mix well in to pasta. Then add bacon and onions and mix. 006

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