Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kids with S'mores

The official beginning of summer has begun!  We went to a very kid-friendly campground for a couple of nights with some friends this Memorial Day weekend.  I was tickled by this adorable picture.  They were silent as they awaited their treats.  More pics to come but just wanted to say, "WELCOME SUMMER!"

Book Review: Don't Panic Quick, Easy, & Delicious Meals for Your Family

"Great meals for your busy family" describes this cookbook well. The quick and easy meals in this book are healthy and include ingredients that you usually have around.  Each recipe includes the prep time, total time, and nutritional information.  The book is divided into sections including: appetizers; breakfast, breads, brunch; soups, salads, and sides; pasta; crockpot collection; baked oven dishes; grilling and marinades; skillets and sautes; and a dessert section.

My favorite section was the crockpot collection.  I made the Succulent Teriyaki Chicken.  Oh my heavens, was it good!  The kids liked it too which is always a plus.  And talk about easy!  Here's the recipe:

Succulent Teriyaki Chicken
 3.5 lbs chicken breasts
1/4 C brown sugar, packed
1/4 C soy sauce
3T lemon juice
3T water
1 clove garlic (I left out since I hate garlic)
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 C flour
1/4 C water

Place chicken breasts in crockpot. Mix together sugar, soy sauce, lemon, water, garlic, and ginger.  Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on high 4 hours, until chicken is tender.  Pour juices from chicken into saucepan.  In separate small bowl, mix together flour and cold water until smooth, then whisk into juices in saucepan.  Cook on medium heat until sauce is thickened and smooth.  Pour over chicken in crockpot and heat on low until warmed through.  Serve with rice.

I highly recommend this cookbook.  It's so easy to use, well organized, and includes a great variety of family friendly choices for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Snacks too!  You couldn't go wrong investing in this book. 

This book was given to me to review from the Baker Publishing Group.  I was not paid for this review.  All opinions are my own.