I Cook, And My Kids Miss Their Mom

My wife, Kathleen, is the chef in our family. I am not. Just about every night when we sit down for family dinner there are several dishes to choose from. One or two main dishes and 3 or 4 sides. We use real dishes too. When I cook it's a total of two dishes, (main course and one side) and paper plates. Sometimes, when she travels for work she'll leave prepared meals for me to simply heat up and serve. She does this because she loves her children, and doesn't want to subject them to my often scary and sparse kitchen creations. However, this week Daddy Joel is the food maker. The first night went well, I made "homemade" cheesesteaks with a microwavable cheesy broccoli rice side.

Last night, I got a little daring and tried to invent something new, Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Legs. My daughter Kiera said, "that's just wrong." I thought that she might react this way so I also made a few BBQ and Cheese. My son Liam said he liked the PB&J, but I'm not sure. Like his Dad, he'll eat just about anything, and would never insult anyone who gives him food. I thought everything was fabulous, of course. The simple recipe is below if you're interested, and as you can see, all but one leg was devoured. As my Dad used to say, "If they're hungry, they'll eat."

-Boil chicken legs for 20 minutes

-Cover legs with peanut butter and/or jelly

-Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes

-Serve and enjoy

Joel is not a certified chef and has never won any awards for his culinary creations. Listen to Joel and Maryann weekday mornings on Magic 98.3