Modern life is demanding on families, as busy schedules allow for less time to be spent together sharing the day’s experiences in real conversation. Making a point of having family dinners is a great way to keep the family connected and that special bond alive. Here are four unique ideas for family dinners that will make everyone happy around the dinner table and keep young and old satisfied at the end of an active day.
Traditional Lasagna is always a hit, but replacing it with a vegetarian version that makes use of fresh vegetables is an excellent way for the family to eat a truly healthy meal that is both delicious and satisfying. Make sure to use zucchini, red bell peppers, sweet corn, and any other favorite vegetable in between the lasagna sheets, and use cottage cheese instead of béchamel sauce before topping with melty cheddar jack cheese.
Seriously Satisfying Quesadillas
Make quesadillas that are restaurant-worthy by adding some caramelized onions and plenty of chorizo meat, which will elevate them to another level of deliciousness. Some companies, such as Cibao Meat Products, know that chorizo is the best way to go. Simply pre-cook the chorizo meat in a skillet over medium-high heat until done and add to the quesadillas before cooking them to melt the cheese. Serve the quesadillas with homemade guacamole and some sour cream.
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Everyone loves breaded chicken nuggets, but instead of having to spend valuable time frying them in batches, opt for a baked version that does not disappoint in taste and crispiness. Just coat chicken pieces in egg and panko breadcrumbs, season and arrange them over a rack set over a baking sheet, spray with cooking oil and bake until golden brown. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
Pork chops are a favorite in many households, and coating them with a combination of breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, spices, and parsley, then searing them in olive oil before cooking them in the oven, will make for a delicious alternative to a traditional pork chop dinner. To make this meal even more special, serve with creamed corn or roasted brussel sprouts.
Family dinners are important, and when crafted with variety in mind and a little imagination, they can also be a delicious and fun way to bring the whole family together at the end of every busy day. Look for traditional meals, then add to them a little unique twist to make them something to look forward to every day.