The following is a delicious recipe and a picky pointer for involving and encouraging all children to eat. Not only is the following recipe a favorite of all in my family and amongst friends but it pleases even the pickiest of eaters.
Picky Pointer: We wisemommies get our sons to hammer our crackers for the casserole. This increases their interest in the meal as it increases their involvement and investmentJ We give them a baggie filled with crackers, a hammer each, and let them pulverize the crackers needed for the topping of our casserole. Then we let them help us to sprinkle the cheese and crackers on top of the casserole. Not only does the thought of having the crackers on top of the casserole peak their interest in eating the casserole but the fact that they created these crackers, involves them in the meal.
Cheesy Crunchy Chicken Casserole
2-4 shredded cooked chicken breasts
1 (8oz) container of sour cream
1 (8oz) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (10 3/4oz) can chicken-mushroom soup
25 buttery crackers, crushed
Stir together chicken, soup, sour cream and 1 ½ cups cheese, then spoon into a lightly greased baking dish
Combine the remaining cheese and crumbled crackers and sprinkle evenly on top
Bake Casserole at 350F for 30minutes or until bubbly.
*Variations, I use 16oz of cheddar cheese because we love cheese and my son digs the casserole even more this way. We also use closer to 40 crackers because we like the extra crunch on top. I use Ritz crackers. *I’ve also substituted Greek yogurt for the sour cream. It wasn’t bad, but for the first try of this meal, you might want to do sour cream for a real taste comparison.
Sorry, our pictures are from our old website, so they have script going across, but you can still see our boys hammering away!!