Meat and Summer Vegetable Chili (The Kids Cook Monday)

Meat and Summer Vegetable Chili Recipe (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

My guys love chili so much that they could eat it every week, even on a hot summer day. When we have a pot cooking on the stove, the boys ask me to take off the lid so they can see it cooking and stick their noses a little closer to soak in the aroma…. 

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Curried Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Tomato Soup (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Curried Peanut, Sweet Potato, and Tomato Soup

Peanut soup is something I’ve always wanted to try, so when we visited my parents in South Carolina, I picked up two bags of raw peanuts in the shells and had a fun afternoon shelling with the boys. I set out a half-sheet baking pan and gave each of the boys a pie pan, and… 

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Baked Potato Salad with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Baked Potato Salad with Vidalia Onion Vinaigrette

Potato salad is synonymous with summer and one of our favorite things to eat with grilled meats. Our boys haven’t really been fond of potato salad or anything potato until the last six months. Hockey Guy has suddenly become Mr. Potato and Top Gun isn’t far behind, and part of the reason is this baked… 

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Pasta Pie (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Pasta Pie

Pasta pie is an occasional treat that our boys always have fun making. I’d never heard of pasta pie until Michael and I started dating and he took me to the original Generous George’s in Alexandria, an institution known for its eye-popping colorful décor and filling pasta pies, which is simply a pizza pie topped… 

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Baked Boston Brown Bread

Andrea Meyers - Baked Boston Brown Bread

“Mommy, you make the best bread!” Top Gun said as he happily munched on a slice of baked Boston brown bread. We made this to go with our slow cooker Boston baked beans, and the boys later enjoyed slices of it with butter as an after school snack. And like those baked beans, this bread… 

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Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans (Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Putting a pot of beans in the slow cooker overnight is a great way to cook a meal and have it ready the next day, and it’s also a good way to get the kids to help make the meal, too. Our son Hockey Guy, 9 years old, helped make a pot of Boston baked… 

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Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

We’re doing a special Thanksgiving edition of The Kids Cook Monday, because what better time to get the whole family in the kitchen than for one of the most festive meals of the year? There are several parts of the traditional Thanksgiving meal that the kids can help with, and one of our boys’ favorites… 

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Indian Savory Yellow Rice (The Kids Cook Monday)

Indian Savory Yellow Rice (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Rice is a common side at our house since we eat lots of Asian and Mexican food, and our pantry is stocked with several different types. For Asian dishes we cook with brown jasmine or brown basmati rice or a couple different kinds of short grain rice, depending on the dish. This traditional Indian basmati… 

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