Makenna helped me cook dinner last night!
It was a pretty hectic day and I had no idea what I was going to fix for dinner. On busy days like yesterday, I love using Chef Boyardee products to help make my favorite recipes even better.
We love pasta meals in this family. Spaghetti, Penne, Ravioli… you name it. Finding a Chef Boyardee recipe was pretty hard with all the decision but Makenna chose Italian Ravioli Skillet!
I love this recipe because it has just 4 ingredients and just takes about 8 minutes to cook (Recipe below)! You can also add vegetables like zucchini, shredded carrots, or chopped bell peppers. Makenna loved helping and I love the mommy-daughter time I get with her.
What: A virtual Cook-Along called Family Time, part of The Little Chefs Project series on The Motherhood.
The Little Chefs Project Cook-Along series consists of live chats called Cook-Along taking place every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET until November 29, and each Cook-Along covers a different topic around cooking with kids. Family Time addresses how you can get the whole family involved in meal preparation and clean-up, along with bonding over breakfast, lunch and dinner.
When: Thursday, November 29, at 2 p.m. ET. It will last 30 minutes.
Where: The Motherhood – here is the link to the page where the class will be held: http://bit.ly/PUuP1u
About the class: No matter how busy the schedule gets, there’s never a bad time to get your kids in the kitchen for some quality time. Bond over homemade pizzas and buffet-style meals, have the kids help set the table, or start a fun, family clean-up line after sitting down together for dinner. Mealtime is family time!
To participate, just click the link above, log into The Motherhood using your member ID (if you don’t have one, it’s easy and free to sign up), and chat away in the text-based comments. We’ll also have a video feed running during the half-hour Cook-Along, so you’re welcome to show up simply to watch if you’d like!
The Cook-Along is sponsored by Chef Boyardee, and it is hosted by The Motherhood. You can visit Chef Boyardee online at http://www.chefboyardee.com/ or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
I’ll be there with several other bloggers to co-host the class, and I hope you’ll join us! The fabulous people who will be co-hosting with me are:
Ashley, Front Porch Swing http://www.myfrontporchswing.
Beth, Simply Budgeted http://www.simplybudgeted.com
Jessica, The B Keeps Us Honest http://thebkeepsushonest.com
Linsey, Lille Punkin Reviews http://www.lillepunkin.com
Liz, Thoughts of a Mommy http://thoughtsofamommy.net
Renae, How to Have it All http://howtohaveitall.net
Let me know if you’ll be joining the Little Chefs chat! Also, be sure to check out our The Little Chefs Project Ebook! You’ll see pictures, A collection of Kid-Friendly Tips, Tricks and Recipes for Fun in the Kitchen – the first-ever, crowd-sourced book on cooking with kids! I just love it and so honored and proud to be a part of something like this.
- PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- 1 C. shredded zucchini
- 2 cans (15 oz each) Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli
- 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, drained.
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 C. Shredded Italian blend cheese
- Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
- Add zucchini; cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
- Add ravioli, drained tomatoes, and garlic powder; cook 3-5 minutes or until hot.
- Sprinkle with cheese, cover and cook for 1-2 minutes until cheese melts.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Chef Boyardee Little Chefs program in conjunction with The Motherhood and I’ve been compensated for my time. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own.