Pictured above: Chicken Fajita Quesadillas. Photo by: Catherine McCord, Weelicious.com
Whenever we go out to dinner with the kids, we try to ask them where they'd like to go, so they have a bit of choice. Since we don't go out often, we like to make it a special experience when we do. Each time, my son Inevitably shouts out the name of one of his favorite places, a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood, and when we get there, he always proudly orders for himself. Generally, he chooses one of his favorites, fajitas
. As with most kids, when my son gets the chance to build his dinner the way he likes it, he's totally game to eat it!
But as much as we enjoy fajitas
in a restaurant, they're a really easy dish to recreate at home. And, in my never ending quest to turn one meal into three, I can make a double batch of the chicken and turn it into new recipes over the next couple of days (tune to the video below to see how)!
Nothing cracks me up more than watching the care with which my kids take in building their perfect fajita: the time they take picking what will go into it, the careful folding of the tortilla and then navigating that first great big bite. When a recipe is this healthy, delicious and a so much fun to make and eat, could there be a better reason to stay home for dinner? Especially when you can turn the leftovers into two more meals, like quesadillas
and rice bowls
Check back every week for new family meal inspiration from Catherine McCord, author of the kid-friendly food blog, Weelicious.com.
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