This is the first of many “Recipe Collections” that we’ll be sharing. These collections are built around specific themes and are a great starting-point for stocking your personal recipe library.
For the Kid in All of Us
Quick. Easy. Kid friendly. It’s the trifecta of requirements for the perfect weeknight meal in a lot of households. And let’s face it, even if you’re not cooking for kids there is something undeniably comforting about a good Chicken Pot Pie or a Creamy Chicken Pasta.
Everybody is a little different and who knows what the kids are eating this week (Wait I thought you liked carrots? No, not anymore? Ok.), but there are some tried-and-true favorites that get the job done almost every time. Here is a list of our staff favorites that are approved by kids of all ages (even the grown-up ones).
View all of these recipes in your gatheredtable account and bulk-copy them to your personal recipe library here: For the Kid in All of Us!
1. Muffin Tin Meatloaf adapted from The Fresh 20 by Melissa Lanz
Equally good with ground turkey! Just make sure to add about 7 minutes to your baking time for the turkey to cook through.
2. “More Beef Please” from gatheredtable staff
Our founder Mary’s husband started making this dish when their kids were toddlers and it earned its name from their repeated requests for second and third helpings.
3. Delicious Chicken Pot Pie from gatheredtable staff
This is a staff favorite! It is everything you want on a cold day.
4. Divine Salmon – Baked or Grilled adapted from Freshy’s, our local fish market
Here in the Pacific Northwest we love salmon and we know you’ll love this simple and delicious way of preparing it.
5. Pasta with Sausage Tomato Cream Sauce adapted from Mary’s friend, Ingmar
“This recipe comes from our friend Ingmar, who on any night can be found bustling around his NYC apartment kitchen in a colorful apron, putting forth an amazing dinner for his wife Lisa and their two kids. Although Ingmar grew up in Sweden, his dishes are often pasta-based, sumptuous, Italian-inspired. A favorite during ski season.” – Mary
6. Burrito Bowl adapted from Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach
Top it off with cheese, cilantro and/or sour cream! Instead of shredded lettuce try shredded kale or your favorite greens.
7. Super Easy Chicken Parmesan inspired by The Family Dinner by Laurie David
This super easy recipe is always a crowd pleaser!
8. Shrimp Fried Rice adapted from Staff Meals, Chanterelle
This recipe is much easier than it might look with the long-ish ingredient list. “When we first discovered it, we made it once a week for a while. This dish it not hard – the key is to keep stirring, add more oil as needed, and line up all your stuff in order next to the wok.” – Mary
9. Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Peas adapted from Real Simple
If you like a little spice try adding some red pepper flakes.
10. Everyday Roast Chicken adapted from moms everywhere!
This recipe has almost no hands-on time, you just need enough time to cook it. Parsnips are also a great addition to the vegetables if you can find them.
11. Quick Stove-top Lasagna adapted from Laurie David
The total time on this is greatly reduced by using ravioli instead of lasagna noodles.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing many more recipe collections – from “Taco Night” to “Favorite Soups” to “Spicy Dishes”. If there’s a recipe theme you’d like us to cover, let us know!