Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Barbecue Chicken Wings

When it comes to easy meals it doesn't get better than little pieces of chicken coated in a sweet yet savory sauce. And this one is fun for the little ones to slather with an adorable silicon pastry brush that looks like a blue man.

So serious.

Don't disturb her, she is working.

Maurene could not be left out.

This was a meal prepared by my beautiful children while I got ready for a run. I laid out the chicken and set Audrey up with the potatoes and a sharp knife. The potatoes are easier to cut when they are less wobbly so I cut them in half for her. She cut most in quarters and then sliced a few thin for the girls. Maurene would not be left out so I set her up with a small cutting board and her own potato. She pulled out a child sized butter knife and then was upset it would not cut. I let her hold a sharp knife while I placed my hand over hers and let her help me cut a few. 

After these simple preparations were made we put the food in the oven and the corn on the stove all ready to cook. Audrey went to piano lessons and I went for my run. All that had to be done was to turn on the oven and stove. I would love to share a picture of this fabulous meal but it was mostly consumed by the time I returned home from running with friends.

Mom's Tasks:

  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Set up chicken and potatoes
  3. Turn on the heat (actually daddy did this job)
Audrey and Maurene's Tasks:
  1. Coat chicken in sauce
  2. Cut potatoes and toss them in oil and salt
It was that simple. What is your favorite weeknight meal?


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4 comments:

  1. One of our favorite weeknight meals is homemade pizza using our whole wheat honey crust! Yum!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing. We will give your recipe a try next time pizza is on the menu.

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  2. Great little helpers you have there. And cute too.

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    1. Thanks so much. I love how eager they are to help. Just try to make a meal without them!

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