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Nights are busy in our house! After school, there’s homework and prep for the next day plus, appointments and errands. I’ve started some online classes again myself, so that’s taking my time as well. All day I’m caring for other people’s kids, but I’d like to spend time with my own when he’s home! And then there’s dinner. We always need to eat and more often than not it needs to be quick. I try to make it healthy as well. Tonight we enjoyed a simple dinner prep with Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice and worked on our homework together!
It’s important to me that Brett learns some kitchen skills, so I try to get him involved when I can. Usually, he gets the job making a fruit salad and setting the table. He enjoys cooking and I know there’s a sense of pride and excitement to eat what he made. International Cook with Your Kids Day is October 15 so visit Ben’s Beginners™ and make something together!
Simple Dinner Prep with Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice
Our meal plan was simple: salmon, rice, and roasted vegetables. Brett helped slice up all the vegetables – onion, mushrooms, green pepper, red pepper and zucchini. Through all the silliness, sound effects and all, he cut them up. I realize it’s important to teach him when I see him hold a knife. Seriously.
Almost ready to go in the oven! I just layer them in a large foil-lined pan. Then drizzle olive (I used avocado oil) oil over the vegetables and sprinkle them with seasoning salt. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Roast for 10-20 minutes, to your preference.
Salmon is easy too. I purchased herb and garlic seasoned fillets. Lay them on a sheet of foil. Add sliced lemons. Fold up edges of the foil. Cover with another sheet and roll the edges together to seal. We put ours on the grill but it can also be put in the oven. Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or until done and the fish flakes.
With our fish, we had Uncle Ben’s Ready Whole Grain Medley Brown & Wild rice.
Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice is really this fast:
Brett liked his job of making the rice! Pretty easy. I don’t think of myself as being an impatient person, but one thing I do not enjoy is waiting for the rice to cook.
So with Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice, no waiting for the rice to finish up while trying to keep everything else hot!
Dinner is ready! Simple, quick and tasty. Extra nice to have help in the kitchen tonight too!
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