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Dinner time can be a big hassle at our house. Whenever I cook a new meal, I know that it’s going to be a hassle to get my kids to eat it or even try it. I’m sure you’ve all been there. Counting to three. Playing airplane to get the food into their mouth. Telling them that they have to go to bed hungry.
Sometimes it’s fun to have a fun meal that I know that everyone will enjoy. Chicken nuggets are one of those meals. The only chicken nuggets that I will eat though (I’m picky when it comes to meat) are Tyson chicken nuggets. They actually use good white meat and they taste super good too. I am all for creativity and for my kids to use their imaginations and create things. Sometimes it good to play with our food. 🙂 This is is what I created with my #SpringtimeNuggets.
I bought the chicken nuggets at Walmart in the freezer section. For my full shopping experience go here.
I had to get both kinds because I knew that my kids would love both of them!
I love how easy it is to make them. You can pop them in the microwave or bake them.
And what’s makes them fun is all the things you can dip them in! My kids love ketchup. I prefer a special sauce, BBQ sauce and mayo mixed together and my husband likes ranch.
We made some homemade curly fries to go with our nuggets and then I let the kids just create. They really liked and had fun. Dinner time was a huge hassle and it was great being able to just sit and talk with the kids and have some great family time. I had fun decorating my nuggets too.
My oldest boys really enjoyed creating. One made a house with a dinosaur plant on top of it. And the other one made a ship that is getting hit by meteors (the ketchup on the plate).
Drawing faces on the dinosaurs was a hit and having them be in the yummy fry grass.
If you want them to have a little less messy time playing with their nuggets, check out Tyson’s facebook page where they can decorate them over and over again.
I have a super yummy recipe that uses Tyson nuggets too! Sweet n Sour chicken.
1 1/2 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets, cut into chunks
1 green pepper sliced
1 small onion, sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 can 20 (oz) pineapple, save juice
3 Tbs vinegar
2 Tbs ketchup
2 Tbs soy sauce
3 Tbs cornstarch
1) Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in skillet.
2) Add enough water to the pineapple juice to make 2 1/4 cups
3) Stir liquids into skillet and cook until it boils
4) Stir in vegetables and pineapple and reduce heat
5) Add chicken, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve on rice.