I found these cute diner baskets at a kitchen outlet and forgot I had them.
I decided to do up some chicken nuggets and fries. Who needs fast food joints?
It was a bit hit. The kids thought it was awesome. They didn’t want to throw the liners away. I told them I had more stashed. They were so relieved.
These nuggets are Foster Farms Orange Chicken without the sauce.
I used the sauce on mine, though! I mix in some sweet chili sauce to cut the syrupyness. Is that a word? It is, now.
Then this morning, I saw some fun muffin lunches on Pinterest and thought I could make something like that with things I already have on hand…
Here are the ingredients.
1. fridge biscuits!
Deli Virginia ham and garlic herb chicken – seriously Prima Della meats from Wal-Mart deli are THE BEST, people…Mini pepperoni, bacon bits, my very own shredded cheese blend (cheddar, mozz, and parm), BBQ sauce (we usually make our own, but somehow I had this for the kids for something – they like it sweet!)…I also had some homemade pizza sauce in the fridge(not pictured).
Assemble mini pizzas: place biscuits in greased muffin tin. spoon a bit of sauce in and top with meat of choice.
I made little pepperoni pizzas on the left. I made BBQ bacon chicken next. Last, I did ham and cheese with no sauce, though I think a honey mustard or Ranch would be really good on those. I made a cheese pizza out of that last little lonely guy on the corner.
Top with cheese. Not too much or they won’t bake. I know. I want more cheese too. Bake at 400 for about 10-12 minutes. Depends on your oven, the size of your muffin tray, altitude, and all that.
While those little darlings are in the oven, prep some fruits and veggies. Isn’t that little red dip tray precious? I found that at Target years ago. It’s a red picnic tablecloth pattern on the side. All my dishes are red and blue. We’re a patriotic family,
I did have a little trouble getting them to come out. Slide a little knife around the edges. The cheese makes them stick a bit.
Place those melty little darlings on a pretty tray. I did it by type so my kids wouldn’t freak out. If I had mixed them all up to look prettier, they would have been upset. sigh
Then step away quickly so you don’t get mauled by four hungry kids.
Happy kids! I kept hearing, “This is SO yummy!” I love it.
I should have doubled the recipe. Those little bacon chicken BBQ are good, y’all.
I think the hubs would like some little Buffalo chicken ones. I want to try some Caesar chicken ones. I could do some teri shrimp ones too! Oh, the possibilities!
I plan to really go crazy with these little muffin melts this next month! Stay tuned.