The first day back to school can bring many mixed emotions for parents. You are happy to have your days back to yourself. No longer are you the “youth social director”, having to figure out new and exciting activities for the kids. At some point, sticky popsicles, water balloons and sleepovers have to end! Yes, summertime is a lot of work for us Moms and Dads. Sure you are proud of your children growing up and you eventually come to the realization that these are the times you will remember the most. However, with a new school year around the corner comes the stress of homework, carpooling, afterschool activities and busy weeknights.
As a mother of five, I’ve learned many ways to cope the various hectic schedules of my family. I have gained patience (and a few gray hairs), the ability to compromise and the understanding that days will never go as planned. This is why I try to be as prepared as possible. I always have a well-stocked pantry, full of basic supplies to get me through those action-packed weeknights during school.
I would like to offer you some help to get through those crazy mealtimes during the school week. The recipe I am sharing today is one of my family favorites-my go to chicken recipe! Everyone loves the crispy, crunchy, buttery topping. The oatmeal, panko and parmesan cheese give this chicken a unique crunch, texture and taste. The best part is it is so quick and easy to make on busy school nights. I often serve it with a garden salad or roasted vegetables to create a complete meal.
Remember this recipe next time your weekday gets a little crazy and you’re trying to figure out how to get your kids to three different places at once and squeeze in homework too. I hope this recipe makes your life a bit easier; us Moms and Dads have to stick together! Click here to veiw the complete recipe!