We decided a few years ago that we would let the children pick what they get for their birthday dinner, this year since we were 35 inches of snow deep that we would cook dinner. Here's what the savy 6 year old picked for dinner:
Sweet Potato Fries
Tropical Fruit Salad
Terrakyi Chicken: A package of chicken thighs, and terrakyi marinade plus the juice from the pineapple. Put all of it in a large ziplock bag and marinate for 30 minutes. Since it was really cold and had no intentions to BBQ, we made it in the Grill Pan. It didn't take too long and was really good! Cook evenly on both sides.
Sweet Potato Fries: I don't bother peeling the potatoes. Just free cut into fries, very quick like! Once they are all cut up, place in a large ziplock bag, sprinkle with extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper at will. SHAKE!!! Lay out on to a cookie sheet (I use the PC bar pan) Bake 450 for 30 minutes or until crispy. Enjoy!
Tropical Fruit Salad: (or what's in the pantry, because there's a blizzard outside and we need fruit!) 1 can pineapple chunks, 1 can mandrain oranges, 2 sliced bananas (Cooks tip: Cut bananas with plastic knife it won't brown as fast!), a sprinkle of crasins, and a handful of sweetened coconut flakes. Stir and chill.
Green Beans: Yes, it's that easy...Open can...drain, put into microwave safe bowl, add butter and salt & pepper. Heat in microwave. This is the quick & dirty way...hey don't judge...there was a blizzard!
The boys loved the special meal. As well as everyone who was over! Happy Birthday Philip & Anthony!