A summery take on a popular Spanish and Mexican rice-based
Heres a version of chicken tortilla soup thats
both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use
crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla
strips and skip Steps 1-2.
Think dinner on a chip. "Leftover cooked vegetables" is not in the ingredients list as I'm not officially recommending that you sneak them in. That's because I'm a friend to children. Even if I happen to know for a fact that kids will never, ever notice that finely chopped broccoli has been stirred into the black beans. You didn't hear it from me.
These pizzas have a special Southwest flair and are perfect as appetizers or a kid-friendly dinner.
These homemade pita chips are a revelation. At first glance they might seem like too much trouble, but they're surprisingly little trouble after all, and your child can help you make them.
This classic party dip layers avocado, beans, salsa and cheese in to a Mexican meal-in-a-bowl. Get Cat Cora's terrific recipe here.
Yummy homemade corn tortillas are easy once you get the hang of it, and so much tastier and redolent of corn and freshly-made goodness. Try out Catherine Newman's from-scratch version here.
These tasty, healthy fish tacos are perfect for barbecue weather, and get great zesty flavor from summery mango and lime. Try Alison Needham's delicious recipe here.
This Mexican-inspired bento is filled with cheese quesadillas, Spanish rice, guacamole, salsa, tortilla chips and yellow pepper strips. Get more bento recipes from Short Order Mom here.
This is one of those straightforward, inexpensive, one-pan meals that everybody loves and anybody can throw together. Use what you have in your fridge: ground turkey, if that's what you like, canned beans you have in the pantry, and feel free to skip the corn if you haven't got any. It makes a mildly spicy meal that is pleasantly smoky and tangy but not overly complicated.