It's almost here. The first day of school. The schedules. The endless driving to & from. Am I gonna be ready? You better believe it!
Our girls are so excited to start this school year! Find out who their teachers are, meet new friends & to get this new adventure started. Bo & I were just talking recently saying it's time to start easing the girls back into their school schedules...getting to bed at a decent hour, eating dinner on time, etc.
Because we do stay busy with after school activities, one thing that's really important for us is to meal plan. Every Sunday, Bo will tell me what the weather's going to be that week so we know if he'll be able to grill. Then the girls & I will sit down to decide the week's dinner menu before heading to HEB for our weekly shopping trip. This way, we have a plan & we're not trying to figure out what's for dinner at 5pm...or 5am when we're trying to get to work!
It's so important for us to eat dinner as a family & I'd say we pull it off more times than not. Some nights, we might get to the dinner table at 6:30pm or 7pm so we're always looking for dinner options that are high quality & low effort! My kids love Breakfast for Dinner! Who doesn't, right?! We decided to try Chicken & Waffles...Sweet, savory & full of high quality protein...can't beat it!
I ran over to my favorite place, HEB, to pick up some Tyson® Better for You Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips along with Wright Brand® Bacon & State Fair® Corn Dogs (which are both Texas brands, so you know...we HAD to buy it!)! Do you have an HEB by you? If not, I would suggest moving near one as soon as humanly possible! HEB has an awesome app where you can add online coupons directly to your account. Login on the payment machine during checkout & BOOM... coupons applied to your order! There's even a coupon you can use now for the Wright Brand® Bacon. Just search for Wright Brand® Bacon in the coupon search box & add for your next shopping trip. You should also look for the on pack stickers on your Wright Brand®, State Fair® and Tyson® back-to-school product and enter to WIN 1 of 20 H-E-B $100 Gift Cards! HEB also has yellow in-store coupons for State Fair® Corn Dogs so we were winning all the way around!
Oh my goodness! If all I ever had to eat again was bacon, I'd be a happy girl!
While the bacon was in the oven, I made the waffle mix. Once the bacon came out, I got the Tyson® Better for You Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips in the oven.
Chop up some of the bacon to add to the waffle mix.
Set the waffle iron to medium heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray & pour in the batter.
Add as much bacon as your little heart desires!
Heat up some syrup & drizzle all over your chicken & waffles!
YUM!!! So quick! So simple! So delicious!
Got a more picky/traditional eater on your hands? Just heat up a State Fair® Corn Dog, mix up a fun dipping sauce & you're done! We went with a homemade honey mustard. Just add honey & mustard together until it's to your desired taste. Can't get easier than that, right?! Plus, the State Fair® Corn Dogs are portable, fun for kids, a good source of protein, high quality & low effort...just what this mama likes!
This chicken & waffles would also be an AMAZING leftover breakfast option to energize your day! Just pop the waffles into your toaster to reheat when you're ready! How do you get fueled up for back to school? If you have any easy school week dinner ideas, please feel free to send them my way!