Eating Out with Kids

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Eating Out with Kids

Hi. My name is Laurie Taylor. My husband Max and I have four children all under the age of twelve. One of the things we enjoy doing as a family is having a night out eating at a restaurant. You are probably thinking, "They enjoy eating at restaurants with four young children?" Yes, it can prove to be a challenge at times, but for the most part we have found ways to keep the children happy, and we all have a great time. There have been many times when other patrons have come up to us and comment on how well behaved our children are. I would like to share some of the ways we make eating out as a family an enjoyable experience for all. From toddler to Daddy, everyone has a lovely evening.


4 Ways to Eat Jerk Chicken at a Caribbean Restaurant

One of the staple foods served up at a Caribbean restaurant is jerk chicken. The name refers to the ingredients and seasoning used on the chicken. A combination of soy sauce and spices can highlight this staple Caribbean food. The next time you order at a Caribbean restaurant, consider four different ways to enjoy jerk chicken.

Each option presents the chicken with different flavors and tastes. The chicken is ideal for multiple parts of the meal including appetizers, side dishes, and the main course.

1. Jerk Chicken Main Entree

The main entree is one of the best ways to enjoy large portions of jerk chicken. The chicken is a staple item on many Caribbean restaurant menus and is served up with traditional sides as well. For example, you can enjoy boneless jerk chicken with sides like rice and plantains. The chicken is often cooked in the sauce and then topped with extra sauce afterward to add more flavor and moisture to the meal.

2. Jerk Chicken Patty

Caribbean patties are commonly served as either an appetizer or a side with the main entree. The flaky pastry is typically stuffed with a meat filling and a jerk chicken patty is one of your options at many restaurants. The chicken is ground up, offering easy-to-chew bites. The jerk sauce often soaks into the crust, adding a lot of flavor to the whole patty. If you have a large party with you, then consider ordering a large platter so everyone can get their own patty.

3. Jerk Chicken Wings

Another appetizer option is jerk chicken wings. While main entrees will typically feature boneless chicken, jerk chicken wings include the bones and bite-size portions of meat. You can order a platter of the wings as an appetizer or a small collection of the wings as a side option for your main meal. When the wings are prepared, extra sauce is typically brushed on the top of the wings before they are served.

4. Jerk Chicken Soup

If you seek a hearty meal option, then look for a Caribbean soup with jerk chicken included. The jerk sauce will mix with the soup broth to create a rich flavor. Other ingredients may include corn, peppers, and dumplings. You could order some patties to dip in the soup or enjoy the soup on its own.

For your first time ordering jerk chicken, try the chicken on its own through the main entree or a patty. You can really taste the flavors in those meals. After that, branch out to other food options. If you're ready to try jerk chicken, contact a local Caribbean restaurant.