That’s why I was overjoyed to be included in the launch of the Disney Family.com food channel featuring famed chef Cat Cora and the Muppets. Love those fur balls.
As for the invite to this soiree?? Someone at Disney must have read about my recent fast food debacle, took pity on me and decided I could benefit from a little cooking help. Alas, I found myself at the Professional Culinary Institute with 25 other mommy bloggers and the producers of Family.com’s food channel. So. Much. Fun.
Together, we recreated some of Cat Cora’s best family dishes, including the Mini Greek Burger Gyros with Garlic Sauce and Spring Greens. It was delicious and easily something my kids would eat. It’s also something that I would have never attempted to try on my own. The mere length of the title would have scared me off. Boy, was I wrong. There are so many ingredients hidden in here (including a couple of my faves – feta cheese and Kalamata olives). These little bites of yumminess are a great new taste sensation with a familiar package that’s impossible for a kid to resist. Your husband? Well, he might just spontaneously do the dishes after this meal.
No surprise, my favorite recipes are titled “20 Meals in 20 Minute.” I can do anything in 20 minutes! Heck, if I turn on an iCarly episode for the kids, I can cook dinner and shower too. Here are a few of my favorite quick and healthy dinner recipes from Cat Cora at Family.com:
• Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons and Parsley Brown Butter
• Mustard Crusted Salmon
• Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
• Easy Beef Burgundy (slow cooker)
• Chicken Marsala with Fettuccini (slow cooker)
From one mother to another … thank you, Cat Cora, for refreshing my attitude on dinner. Maybe, I’ll even break out the table cloth and light some candles tonight.