With eight children it is inevitable that they are all going to be involved in some type of activity or sport and that is definitely the case in this house hold of plenty! One plays Ball Hockey and has an agent, two others do fencing, one is in gymnastics, one is trampoline and tumbling and also has an agent, and my oldest one is on a competitive acrobatic gymnastics team and has an agent as well. Some days are so exhausting!
I have a rather unusual situation in that the hubby is never home so having time to focus on my family is very important to me, yet between practices, rehearsals, auditions, competitions, homework and 8 month old twins there simply isn’t enough hours in a day! We mama’s are so busy with everything else along with preparing meals we haven’t any time to connect with our family. On particularly busy evenings having a go to list of simple and delicious recipes allows me to spend less time in the kitchen on my own and more time with my family.
A great recipe that I found is Chef Boyardee’s “Chilli oni”. It’s heartiness, no preservatives, and convenience is something all moms can appreciate and kids love its great taste! Easy preparation allows me to assign some of my kiddies to help out. It gives them a sense of independence and provides me some quality time with them. Cooking with the kids is easy with Chef Boyardee!
Time to Prepare: approximately 20 minutes
1 can (398 mL) Hunt’s® Original Diced Tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL) frozen corn
1 can (540 mL) drained kidney beans
2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder or 1 package (39 g) chili seasoning mix
2 cans (425 g each) Chef Boyardee® Beefaroni
Grated tex mex cheese, for garnish
Heat tomatoes, frozen corn and beans with seasoning.
Add Beefaroni and heat through.
Garnish with grated tex mex cheese
Why not give yourself a break one night this week and spend less time cooking on your own and more time cooking with the kids! For more great recipes visit Chef Boyardee’s facebook page.
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