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A Simple & Delicious Halloween Dinner

By Matt Robinson of Real Food by Dad, October 28, 2015

Chicken Marinara and Tortellini Skillet Meal


Halloween is just around the corner and like many of you, it’s shaping up to be a big night. My kids have been doing costume runs for two weeks now. Halloween evening can be a bit frantic between the anticipation, the excitement and just trying to get them ready to go out. Not to mention that getting them to eat dinner is a small feat in itself.

But this year, I’ve discovered a little hack to easily herd my boys to the table. Are you ready? (It’s pretty simple, so I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this before.) Here it is — get them in the kitchen cooking!

This Halloween we will be making a Chicken Marinara and Tortellini Skillet Meal from Schwan’s.

I gave my little guy a choice about whether to make the Chicken Marinara into a casserole bake, but he preferred the more hands-on method of cooking it up in a skillet.

Kids & Matt Cooking Skillet Meal

Although next time we are going to try the casserole route by pouring the Chicken Marinara meal into a pan, giving it a heavy sprinkling of cheese, then browning it in the oven.

This meal was so easy to make – perfect to fuel the family up on a busy night. We can’t wait to recreate it this Saturday. If only the big day could come sooner!

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