This post is sponsored by the fabulous Foster Farms. The opinions and text are all ours.
The other evening, the kids decided to help take care of dinner, and we weren’t sad about it. Not in the slightest bit. Our kids are all big fans of wings, so when we purchased these Foster Farms® Take Out Crispy Wings in Classic Buffalo from the freezer aisle at our local Publix, they were thrilled to try something new!
So they did an entire meal plan, and started with the simple food prep. Everyone was in the kitchen and it was a fun little project for them.
Total side note, but whoever started that thing about not enjoying teenagers, was doing it wrong. Because sometimes, I think we have the best gig as parents. It just keeps getting better. Especially when they take care of all things dinner. We loved this because it was just like going out for wings, except better, since we definitely stayed in. These Foster Farms Wings are perfect for just about anything, from movie night to unexpected guests and everything in between.
The prep itself, was so simple.
They just preheated the oven, and placed them on a foil-lined pan, following the directions on the back.
This is where everything went “fancy” because they wanted it to feel like a special meal. Our ‘head chef’ broke out the carrots and celery to prep with the dips + dressing. The savory sauce came separately, so we set it aside for later, once they were finished warming up.
These wings are so great, because they come in flavors including Classic Buffalo, Sweet Chipotle BBQ and Sweet Thai Chili. Such fun options to suit just about anyone’s preferences.
They even had a salad ready to go, since they know I love pairing salads with just about anything. They were so proud of their handiwork, and we were delightfully surprised.
When everything was finished, it was time to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
We did an entire meal, family-style. It’s been a while, with all our crazy schedules and plans we’ve had going on lately. It was truly nice to slow down and take a moment to enjoy each other.
It was like take-out, at home.
They absolutely loved it!
These wings came out to this amazingly-perfect golden brown, and they were all proclaiming what experts they are. Anything that builds a little confidence and know-how in the kitchen for all things life skills, wins in our book.
Our kiddos can definitely be in charge of family meals, any time they want. This is also a new fave go to when there are crowds of ravenous teens in the house. We love these awesome options with all the possibilities.
We even added a little grilled, wanna-be, street-style corn with feta on top. We simply grilled the corn on the cob, then cut the kernels off the corn. While it was still hot, we added it all to a glass bowl, then added butter, salt + pepper. We sprinkled it with feta.
It was so good!
The Foster Farms Buffalo Sauce was the perfect topping, once the wings were ready.
The packet was simply added to a side bowl, and used as needed. That way everyone got as little or as much flavor as they wanted.
So if you’re looking for a quick and simple meal that older kids can put together and handle for the entire family… we found it. When running a small business, things can get a little chaotic sometimes. They even proclaimed that “Wednesday Night Wings” is now a thing, at the Mills’ abode. WINNING.
We couldn’t recommend them more.
Foster Farms is a new go-to for sure… we’re just bummed we didn’t know about them sooner!
As always, let us know if you try Foster Farms® Take Out Crispy Wings. So. Good.
Have an inspired day!