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Kid Friendly Fish & Chips

Fish and Chips

In honor of our most recent trip to London, here’s a recipe for kid friendly fish and chips! This traditional British dish, served in all the pubs in London, is a great meal or snack while your taking in the local sights and sounds. This recipe is quick, easy and customizable. We hope you enjoy our take on this traditional dish


  • 1 1/4 lbs of any firm white fish fillet (cod, hake, etc)
  • 1 1/3 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet of oven baked chips (substitute potato wedges or steak fries)

Let’s Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 410 F / 210 C
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil, lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Slice fish into smaller pieces.
  4. Add flour, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper and salt into bowl. Mix well.
  5. Add bread crumbs to separate bowel.
  6. Lightly beat eggs in a separate bowl.
  7. Place fish into flour bowl first, cover well but remove any excess flour.
  8. Next, dip flour covered fish into egg bowel, cover well.
  9. Next dip egg covered fish into bread crumb bowl then place on baking sheet.
  10. Repeat steps 5-7 for remaining fish pieces.
  11. Bake fish for 10-15 minutes until golden.
  12. Bake chips per packet instructions.

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Surviving Chaos: Brain Quest Workbooks

Brain Quest Workbooks

Need to keep your kids busy on long flights but keep them learning? Check out Brain Quest workbooks! These workbooks are my absolute favorite busy activity for our kids when we are training. Why? The are small and compact, no pen or paper needed, fit easily in our carry-on, and it helps our kids continue learning. Our kids love the quiz style format of the workbooks and all the fun illustrations throughout. I have been known to bring these out on weeknights when I am trying to get dinner ready. #survivingchaos

Each Brain Quest deck is a fast-paced question-and-answer game that challenges kids on the stuff they need to know, when they need to know it. The workbooks are jam-packed with curriculum-based activities, exercises, games and challenges, all in full color. There is workbook for each grade level from pre-kindergarten thru 6th grade. These will keep them busy for hours!

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Kid Friendly Fried Shrimp

Kid Friendly Fried Shrimp

This is one our kids favorite meals!!! It is quick, easy and takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The great thing about this recipe is its easy to customize. Like a little spice? Add some red pepper flakes to the mixture. Want some sweetness? Add some shredded coconut. And its easy to pair with your kids favorite veggie. The possibilities are endless. Enjoy!!


  • 1 lb large or extra large peeled and de-veined shrimp (tail off)
  • 1 cup of cormeal (2 cups if you have 2 lbs of shrimp)
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Canola oil for frying


  1. With a sharp knife butterfly the shrimp cutting almost in half lengthwise, but not all the way through.
  2. In a bowl mix the flour cornmeal, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile heat oil in a large sauce pan or deep fryer to 360 degrees. About 4 inches of oil.
  4. Rinse shrimp in water then dip and coat in beaten egg.
  5. Add shrimp to the corn meal mixture and coat each shrimp thoroughly.
  6. Fry shrimp in batches. Do not over crowd pan.
  7. Cook for about 4 minutes or until golden.
  8. If shrimp browns too quickly, reduce the heat.
  9. Serve with tartar or cocktail sauce.