Chicken nuggets are a universally kid friendly food. For the first two and a half years of my daughter's life she only wanted to eat chicken nuggets. And do you want to know how we brought her out of her chicken nugget addiction?
Tex Mex food. Queso. Tacos. She loves it all now. This is the child that requested salsa on her spaghetti!
I thought I was out of the woods with Cupcake. She was eating anything and everything in sight until she hit a year old. It was if something inside of her switched as she passed into her second year. No longer did she lack discretion in her food, but since then it's been a battle to get her to eat at pretty much every meal
Since Cakes is such a fan of chicken nuggets still, I couldn't wait to try out the new Tyson Chicken Fries I'd been hearing about. They're like chicken nuggets put shaped like french fries which makes them all the easier to dip into things. Another thing kids love to do! At least the older kids do. So when I spotted these at Sam's Club I knew just how I wanted to prepare them for the kids…and the adults.
Texas Queso Dipping Sauce
Yields: 8 servings for dipping
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 c. white onion, diced
- 1.5 jalapeno peppers, diced
- 1 tsp. garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 1 c. whole milk
- 1.5 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1.5 c. Colby Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/2 c. tomato, diced
- 1/4 c. cilantro, diced
- 1 tsp. cumin
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
- Add onions and jalapeños until onions are translucent.
- Place garlic into the onion/pepper mix, for about a minute.
- Sprinkle flour over mix and whisk together. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.
- Slowly add milk to the saucepan, whisking continuously as sauce thickens. The mix will burn quite easily so continuous whisking is key.
- Reduce heat to low and slowly add cheese 1/2 cup at a time to the pan stirring until incorporated.
- Before serving queso stir in tomatoes and cilantro or use them as a garnish.