Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chicken and Rice

Ok, tonight we took it easy. Last night was pure hell on me physically. Less than 3 hours of sleep, and not all at once. So, by 11, my body had enough. I slept. 5 hours later, I woke up. I slept through 2 infant feedings. Bad mama. No one woke me up, and Zac wasn't in the room to wake me up. However, he didn't seem to mind. It was like he knew that Mama was much better. I spent the late afternoon, evening, and so far tonight getting the last of 6 chickens cooked, deboned, stock strained, and everything bagged and put in the freezer. I did all but bag the last 2 chickens. So, when it came time to fix dinner, I decided to give my 7 year old what he had been asking to do for a while...the chance to cook dinner for the family. He (we) made chicken and rice, which has to be the easiest thing ever to make.

This recipe goes back to when I was a kid and my mom spent more time at work than at home, or so it seemed. Quick, dirty, and easy after a long day. Also easy enough for kids to do. (Of course supervise younger ones since the stove isn't a toy.) My kids will generally eat this one as well, which makes it even nicer for me.

Chicken and Rice
1 box rice a roni
2 c. chopped cooked chicken
frozen peas

Prepare rice-a-roni per package directions. Once it's done, stir in the chicken and frozen peas, and heat through.

Done. See, I told you it was quick and easy!

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