But I'm really bad about trying new recipes.
As in. . . I don't. Ever, really.
I know what the kids like. I make what the kids like. I make what I know we'll eat. And I make a lot of it.
Scrolling through Pinterest is fun. I like looking at the the yummy things other people make. My kids have made a few of the recipes, but I've resisted.
Waste time on something "creative" when the troops are hungry and we have to head out the door to a basketball game? Whatever.
But I did have a moment a few weeks ago. And inspired by something similar I saw on Pinterest, I created something new. To the troops, at least.
We had leftover french bread from meatball subs - I buy these in big bags at Sam's - six per bag. They have wheat, too.
So just slice them in half and drizzle on some olive oil, sprinkle on a little garlic powder, then spread with Ranch dressing. Like so.
I had leftover shredded chicken that I re-heated in the microwave, then spread on the bread. Followed by bacon - the "real" bacon bit kind (also from Sam's). But actual bacon (as my kids say, because I feed them turkey bacon, as well), crumbled up, would work well, too. I sprinkled a little parsley for color. Tomatoes would be yummy, but the troops would balk.
Cover thoroughly with shredded Mozarella cheese - which I also had left over from the meatball subs. Some Parmesan would be a good addition, too. I'll have to remember that.
Then bake for awhile. Maybe 10-15 minutes at 350. I just keep an eye on it. Then broil for a minute or two to nicely brown the top.
These pictures are from the second time I made this. It went over so well the first time, I put it in the meal plan a few weeks later.
Unfortunately, at this point in the documentation, while I was slicing it up, the troops descended and devoured every last bit as we rushed out the door to a basketball game. So I didn't get a good picture of a piece close up. On a plate.
It is what it is.
All I had to add was a big salad. At least I would have, if we had actually sat AT the table and eaten it like civilized human beings and not while rushing around and heading out the door.
(And as a P.S., this amount was sufficient for 7 of us - no Coach or big kids home. Which at some level is depressing to me. Ha!)