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Over the weekend, my tween and her friends enjoyed a quick chicken dinner while the adults went out for dinner. They had a few different dipping sauces for chicken and I am going to share the Spicy Cajun Dip with you.
Have hungry tweens hanging around your home like I do? Kids love having their friends around and I was no different. My parents have always had an open door policy. Everyone is welcome to their home at any time. If they are home, the door is unlocked and people are always stopping by to chat or grab a cup of coffee. I come from a large family and there were times when we would have 15 extra kids staying the night at our house. Other times, 150 kids would come over for a bonfire.
So, when I got married and started having kids, one of the things that was important to me was that my kid’s friends would always be welcome in our home. That being said, as a mom it isn’t always easy having extra kids around. It means having extra patience, extra bedding, extra miles in the car, extra time spent on various things and of course, extra food because kids (boys and girls alike) love to eat! But as a trade off, we get to know our kid’s friends and develop lifelong relationships with them.
Plus, it is important for kids to have a place to hang out. Some parents complain about not knowing where their kids are, what they are doing or who they are with. But at the same time, they don’t want everyone in THEIR house because it would be too loud, too messy or too complicated or because they have to work, clean their house or just want to relax. Welcome the loud, craziness of tweens and teens into your home and into your life. Visit with them, laugh with them and listen to what they have to share about what is going on in their life. All too quickly they will be grown up and things will be too quiet in your home!
Last weekend while I went out to dinner with Brian and some friends of ours, my kids and their friends had Tyson Chicken Fries for dinner. When I am going out to eat, I don’t like having to make a big meal at home first. It makes me feel like I should just eat at home instead of a restaurant. But when I have quick frozen meal options it makes things so much easier. Besides making the fries, I mixed up a Spicy Cajun Dip for the them to use on the chicken fries, french fries and chips.
I found the Tyson Homestyle Chicken Fries at Sam’s Club #ChickenFryTime when I went to attend a food demo. Although we weren’t able to sample the chicken fries, we were able to sample a bunch of other items.
Both of these bags had more than enough for the five tweens. I put what was left in the bags back into the freezer and the kids can have them for another quick meal or even an after school snack. Vanessa loves that they chicken fries are microwaveable! She has even brought them to school for lunch in an insulated food jar after heating them in the microwave before school.
I put the Tyson Chicken Fries and french fries in the oven.
While the frozen items were baking, I made a Spicy Cajun Dip. I mixed up sour cream, Chipotle mayo, powdered ranch, Cajun seasoning and half & half.
The dip was perfect for both the chicken fries and french fries, as well as the chips.
We left the kids at home with the food and headed out for dinner. They ate dinner, played games and hung out. When we got back there were only a few crumbs left. What better proof is there of the kids loving their meal than that?
Vanessa had a fun evening and she said she like the dip with the Tyson Chicken Fries and french fries. The kids also had BBQ sauce, ketchup and ranch dressing to use for dipping.