We're going to be in town this weekend with our 12 year old daughter (a houndette). Any suggestions for either the upper westside in the 70's or near E. 59th and Park? She loves Chinese and Italian, but is open to new experiences as well.
Food & Wine's Justin Chapple has an easy kitchen hack to shred chicken fast and easily. Great for salads, easy meal planning, and really any dish!
Easy Rice Pudding
A simple and supremely satisfying dessert, rice pudding is pure comfort in a bowl. It's easy to get there too! Just simmer white rice with whole milk, sugar, and a pinch of salt until the grains are tender, plump, and creamy, then stir in a little vanilla or almond extract while the pudding's still warm. Top however you like (fresh berries in season, dried fruit, toasted nuts for a crunchy contrast, a sprinkle of cinnamon, etc.) -- you really can't go wrong.
Best Chicken Quesadilla
Crunchy, gooey, and crazy delicious, these chicken and cheese quesadillas are super simple to make, and even easier to eat. Before you start, prep some pico de gallo (or whatever kind of salsa you like) and guacamole for topping, and don't forget the sour cream.