I love these Chicken Nuggets
! I take my son out almost every other day for chicken nuggets and now I can just make them right at home. Thanks for the recipe, it will make my life a little easier.
Getting back into the swing of school, for students and parents alike, can take a bit of time. Review some of our notes for ways to make it easier.
Core curriculum. Budgeting time is probably the biggest obstacle to making good school lunches. Consider dinner as the first course of tomorrow's lunch. Cook an extra
chicken breast or two, slice thin, and pack for
sandwiches or salads. Mac and Cheese, of course, needs no explanation, but pasta and red sauce, baked with extra hamburger and a crumb topping, makes a perfect lunch. Avoid the morning's time crunch by preparing as much as possible early in the week so you can put the finishing touch on each lunch before missing the proverbial bus.
College Prep. Even with a dining hall close by, college students often want some home cooking--it's just that home is now a dorm room. Small refrigerators are called "dorm fridges" for a reason--they've kept underclassmen happy for years. From the basics such as sandwiches and soup, to upper division creations like grilled cheese and tacos, the only prerequisite is a strong imagination.
Phys. Ed. Parents aren't the only ones who need to worry about the lunchbox. Extra credit is given for students who help make their own lunches. Make lunch assembly the first homework assignment of the day, or make sure they select some of the ingredients. Providing control over lunchtime variations will make your student just a little less likely to trade away that
Electives. Of course, it isn't all about sandwiches and macaroni and cheese. Dessert, as any prospective scholar can tell you, is what's really important. When the lunchboxes come out, turkey sandwiches aren't the first thing to be scoped out. Cupcakes and cookies are the real kid pleasers, along with muffins and cakes. Round out your student's culinary education with a little bit of recess in addition to the three R's.
Food Lovers' Trivia Tidbit
A croque monsieur [KROHK muhs-YOOR] is a French-style grilled ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped into beaten egg before being sautéed in butter. Croque monsieur is sometimes made in a special sandwich-grilling iron consisting of two hinged metal plates, each with two shell-shaped indentations.
Editors' Recipe Picks!
Make a lunchbox that's worth trading for with these kid-approved recipes.
Submitted By: Melissa VernaThese are a delicious make-ahead lunch to freeze as a handy lunch to bring to work! Just make, freeze, and then heat in the microwave for a very balanced meal.
Submitted By: ValerieCheesy Cheddar and cream cheese sauce with a touch of Dijon over macaroni pasta and topped with bread crumbs.
Submitted By: JoeEasy pizza sandwiches that are perfect for an appetizer tray or as a meal for one.
Corn Dog Muffins
Submitted By: TINA3031
A quick, easy way to recreate a fun, family favorite from the state fair.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 14 Minutes
- Ready In: 24 Minutes
- Yields: 18 servings
- 2 (8.5 ounce) packages cornbread mix
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- 9 hot dogs, cut in half
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease muffin tins.
- Stir together the cornbread mix and the brown sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the eggs and milk in a small bowl until smooth. Fold the eggs and cheese into the dry mixture until moistened. Spoon mixture into muffin tins until 2/3 full. Add 1 hot dog half to each muffin.
- Bake in a preheated oven 14 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.