I don’t even know what you call this. But, my kids requested it for lunch after we had it for dinner, so I figured it was blog worthy.Now, I am no pro in the kitchen. I can’t taste something and tell you what’s inside. I call my sisters in the middle of new recipes all the time for translation. But, since I’m married to a pretty healthy eater (who totally imposes his healthy views on his family…sheesh!), figuring out something that’s a step above the taste of cardboard gets me pretty excited. And for the record, we (the kids and I) do enjoy cookies, french fries, candies and pastries whenever we get the chance.
There’s a “topping” and a “spread” and the bread. I really wanted to make bagels for the first time for this, but I didn’t have the time, so I bought (well, my sister picked it up from Costco for me) the bread. Although I did make bagels that night and I am in LOVE. But, this bread is awesome anyway, I love it.For the “topping,” I just chopped up apples, cucumbers & threw in Craisins. You could change this up depending on your crowd…more veggies, more fruits, whatever!I cooked some chicken breast in my super awesome oil core electric skillet. It keeps it really moist. If I didn’t do that, I’d probably boil it so that it doesn’t dry out. Just dice it up.Then, I tossed it all together.For the “spread,” I just combined some cream cheese, ranch powder & some milk. I creamed it together as best I could.I toasted the bread. You don’t have to, but it does help keep the bread firm so that it can hold all the toppings.
Swipe on a little of the spread, scoop on your toppings and that’s it! Kid’s love it! Hubby loves it! I love it! It’s easy! I’m happy!Pretend not to notice the paper plate. It was an “I don’t wanna do dishes” kind of night.
Here’s the breakdown:
Makes about 10-12. In my house, that’s about 4-6 servings. It just depends on your eaters.
3/4 C of Craisins
2 Chicken Breasts (I added nothing to the breasts)
Approx 4 oz (a block is 8 oz) of cream cheese
1/3 packet of a powdered Ranch sauce
About 1/4 C of milk. Add milk slowly until you reach a peanut butter-like consistency. I used powdered milk because it was all I had, but I bet whole milk would taste great…or even heavy cream!!
Any bread will do.
If you do make it, I’d like to know what you think. Or at least what my kids could call it in place of, “that thing you made with the sauce and the bread and the stuff on top.”