One of our big family goals in 2016 is to not waste as much money on take-out. With two littles, there aren’t too many times you’ll be able to find the four of us out at a restaurant. On the rare times we do go out, we’re usually taking turns eating and entertaining the kids, picking food or cups up off the floor and hoping we can make it just a few more minutes to get the check. It’s not too enjoyable in this season we’re in, so we end up getting take out at least 3 times a week. Doing that can be expensive when all is said and done.
There are two reasons we usually end up with take-out at our house. One… lack of planning on my part. Meat not defrosted, meals not planned or missing ingredients. Two…rough days with the littles. If either child is fussy or needy during the “witching hour” it is so hard to put one down for a minute, let alone make a meal. On those days, I usually have hubs get something on the way home.
In order to improve on our take-out problem, I will be meal planning again, having easy backup meals ready at all times and looking for new EASY recipes.
Today, I’m sharing our first quick and easy recipe of the new year. All you need for this ritz cracker chicken dish are just THREE ingredients. It takes less than 30 minutes to make and was enjoyed by all four members of my family. This is the perfect replacement for the chicken tenders and potato skins hubs and I would get once a week from our local grocery store! I served the chicken with baked potatoes on the night I made it but from here on out, I think I’ll serve it with sweet potato fries on a night we’re craving comfort food. Enjoy!