Almost every adult used to be a picky eater during his or her childhood. I definitely was. If anything had “green stuff” on it or looked weird, I stayed 100 miles away. There were certain foods that were kid favorites and that’s what I stuck to: chicken nuggets, hot dogs, fries, grilled cheese. They didn’t scare me and they tasted good. But as I grew up, I tried new things and discovered flavors and spices. I forgot the foods of my childhood and instead began ordering burritos, steak, and crab. AllFreeCasseroleRecipes has an array of meals that have taken the foods of my (and your) childhood and injected them with an adult flavor.
And now for some of your childhood favorites all grown up.
I think I am the only person who never ate SpaghettiOs as a child. Most kids, however, did. You can relive this childhood favorite with Baked Anelletti, which is made with small, circular pasta that is in SpaghettiOs.
Hot dogs were always kid friendly. Kick it up a notch with Chili Cheese Dog Casserole. It’s spicy, easy to make, and is a great dish to serve to your hubby when the big game’s on.
Ah…macaroni and cheese. That was a child pleaser. Even college kids can’t get enough of Easy Mac. But now you’re an adult and deserve a more sophisticated version of mac and cheese. This dish has lots of crab meat and is topped with crunchy breadcrumbs.
Hamburgers and fries are a fast-food must-have for kids. No kid ever says no to fries, right? This casserole takes the classic hamburger and fries and adds green chilies to give it a punch of flavor. You can handle it now that you’re old enough.
During your childhood, the summer wasn’t complete without S’mores at a campfire. Today, with your busy schedule, you may not have enough time to sit by the fire and roast marshmallows, so try these before the summer is officially over. Enjoy this childhood favorite an easier way with No Bake S’mores Casserole. Once it’s done, you’ll have enough for 20 people.
Remember eating grilled cheese and tomato soup on a cold winter’s day? AllFreeCopyCatRecipes has a Grown-Up Grilled Cheese recipe that will hit the spot. Made with mozzarella, pesto, tomatoes, and lettuce, it’s a great lunch to take to work.
Chicken nuggets were a kids’ food staple. They are probably on every kid’s menu in the United States. Now that you’re older, you’re going to love the flavors that surround these chicken nuggets from RecipeLion. Orange honey mustard sauce encompasses the chicken and makes it delicious.
Annie from Annie’s Eats also knows how to spice up a classic kid’s meal: mac and cheese. She participated in 30 Days 30 Ways with Macaroni and Cheese blog event. Check it out to see Annie’s Muenster Mac and Cheese as well as 29 other versions of grown up mac and cheese.
In what ways have you “grown up” your favorite childhood foods?