Easy Summer Dinner

Updated on Jun 27, 2013
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Easy Summer Dinner Activity

Nothing says summer quite like the image of perfectly ripe fruits and vegetables available in backyards and produce stands everywhere. Even still, it can be quite a challenge to get your child on board with the whole "eat your fruit and veggies" thing. So what to do? Get those kids in the kitchen! When kids become chefs and begin to take a major part in producing their own meals, they are much more likely to enjoy the food they helped make and eat it!

Note: These recipes include both "Kids in the Kitchen" and "Parent Prep" instructions for the simplest approach to cooking with young ones.

Corn Flake Crunch Chicken

Kids may love fried chicken, but no one loves deep-frying food, and your hearts will certainly thank you for this this crunchy and satisfying healthy alternative.

What You Need:

  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast
  • Kosher salt

What You Need:

  • Green Beans
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

What You Need:

  • Corn
  • Buttermilk
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

What You Do:

Parent Prep: Since hot liquid is involved, keep an eye on the kitchen at all times.

Kids in the Kitchen: Shuck your corn (remove all the husks and the silk with a paper towel) and wash the corn. Add the corn cobs to a large pot, fill with water to cover the cobs, and then add about 2 cups of buttermilk. Bring the pot to a boil and cook for about seven minutes. With the help of a parent, drain the corn. Then add a little butter pat to each cob and season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Peach Summer Shortcakes