Sometimes a dinner is so fast it makes itself.
That’s the case with one of our favorite ways to use rotisserie chicken: DIY rotisserie chicken sandwiches served along with raw veggies. And for that last part, we like to make things interesting.
With a dip contest.
Here’s how it works: Using cute little dipping bowls, serve 3 types of hummus, salad dressing or any other dip
you have around your family enjoys. Let the rascals mix and match, veggie to dip, dip to veggie. Then have them declare a winner. The best combination, the one everyone’s just gotta try.
Trust me, this kind of thing kills with the preschool set.
But don’t stop there. Pile up a bunch of buns for bread. Dinner rolls are interesting enough for dinner and also happen to be the perfect size for small people. We like these steakhouse style whole-wheat buns for school lunch sandwiches, and they work perfectly here too.
Set out the fixings: mayo, Italian dressing, mustard, maybe a few pickles. Then put those small fries to work. Making sandwiches is so novel to kids that they don’t mind doing it–in fact, they love it. Will there be globs of way-too-much mayo on their sandwiches? Sure. Will someone spill the pickle juice. Absolutely. But that’s the tradeoff for letting them learn how to do this stuff, and taking the night off from cooking.
Just think, with a few more skills someday they might really make dinner for you. (But you know, with any luck, it won’t be DIY sandwiches. Just sayin’.)