Beardy’s new favourite. I didn’t think this would go down too well with the kids but I do love giving them new things to try, so did it anyway!
Neither of them have found their spice tastebuds yet, if it’s got even a hint of spice to it, they’ll find it. They don’t like dressing on their salad, pepper on anything, Mayo, mustard, anything like that, but like all kids will happily smother tomato ketchup over EVERYTHING! So….I was totally expecting a meltdown when they saw Mexican salad on the menu…..
- 2 chicken breasts
- Cajun seasoning
- Salad leaves
- 1/4 Cucumber
- 8 Baby tomatoes
- 4 Spring onions
- 1/2 small tin of Sweetcorn
- 1 Avocado
- Cheddar – grated
- Bag of Nachos
- Ranch or Caesar dressing
- Black pepper
- Coat the chicken in the Cajun seasoning and pop on a baking tray into the oven on 160 for 20-25 mins
- Meanwhile get a big bowl and chuck all the salad leaves into it
- Chop the cucumber and avocado into small chunks, tomatoes in halves and slice the onions. Put them, along with half the tin of sweetcorn, into the bowl with the leaves.
- When the chicken is done slice into strips or chunks and put into the salad bowl along with 2 handfuls of grated cheese.
- Drizzle your dressing over, just enough to coat the salad, and toss well.
- Scrunch up 3 handfuls of nachos in your hands and sprinkle into the mix with a couple of grinds of black pepper. Toss again and serve.
So….I actually went out of the room while the kids ate this (they seem to eat better when I’m not there to moan at)…I hid round by the stairs, pretending I was doing something.
‘Is this new food?’ Bear shouted, ‘erm…kind of’ I replied….they were quiet..’will we get a monster if we eat it?’ Boo shouted, (they get monsters on their reward chart for eating new food), ‘yes!’ I shouted back (with my hand cupped round my mouth, giving the false impression I was further away than I really was, (cunning!)) unbeknown to them I was actually right by the door, spying on them! I went and sat down in the den for a few minutes. I felt weird, they’d been eating for 10 minutes and no complaining. I was confused and felt like I was in someone else’s house.
Another 5 minutes passed in silence so I walked back into the kitchen.
THEY HAD FINISHED THE WHOLE LOT! BOTH OF THEM! PLATES CLEAN! Sorry for the shouting but reliving this moment is very exciting for me!!!
So, then came the marks out of 10.
Bear – 9!
Boo – 25!
Beardy – “this can definitely go on the menu every week!”
Woop! A hit all round…..and no ketchup in sight. 🙂