I think 1 of the daily struggles we all have is what to make for dinner! With a crazy job and/or multiple children to care for sometime that is something we don’t think of until much later in the day. And if you are like me picking up carryout on the way home or pizza delivery might be the best option sometime. Personally it’s a win for me if once or twice a week I can cook a Vietnamese Family Dinner (a.k.a. Cơm Gia Đình) for my boys. Home-cooked meals are not only healthier but can save so much money compare to eating out. It is possible with some planning ahead of time.
Tonight with the help of 3 Instant Pots I was able to whip up this meal in about 1 hour.
3-quart: Made 4 cups of rice using the ceramic non-stick inner pot which I highly recommend for cooking rice!
6-quart: Canh Bông Cải Cà Rốt Gà Instant Pot (Vietnamese Chicken Soup with Cauliflower and Carrots)
8-quart: Đùi Gà Rô Ti Instant Pot (Chicken Drumsticks Roti)
The cost for EVERYTHING was less than $10! The best part was everyone ate so well (including the pickiest eater in the world, my son, Logan). The boys loved the sauce from the chicken roti mixed in with rice and each ate a good bowl of cauliflower soup. We dined al fresco on our lanai since the weather was so nice this evening. That dinosaur table cloth got the boys excited about dinner 😊. I hope these ideas and recipes will help you prepare your Family Dinner this week (or next!).