Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tyson Chicken Nugget Christmas Tree With Presents!

Earlier this week, Thursday to be exact, I found we were out of Tyson chicken nuggets.  This is a disaster!  Tyson nuggets are the go to quick meal at my house.  Even food bloggers sometimes get so bogged down and busy that its nice to have a quick and easy meal in the freezer that everyone will eat.  Without complaints, that being the most important part.

Chicken nuggets are easy.  Only they aren't the most pretty of foods.  I mean do you really want to eat blob after blob?  Not really.  So, why not try to spice things up a bit.  Not literally, we have sensitive tummies so jalapeno peppers and hot sauces aren't on our menu.  But, since it's getting nearer to Christmas and the Holiday season, we figured why not make a complete meal.  Meaning the ending (dessert) is included.  That way we can be festive and pretty without too much extra cooking trouble.

Off to Sam's we went.  Or off to Sam's I went as Susie was still sleeping.  Before stopping at Sam's I made a detour to the Long Grove Confectionery Outlet Store.  I swear its one of the best kept secrets in the Chicago area.  I would never have known about it if someone at the library hadn't told us to check it out.  They make the chocolate there and tours are available.

I just knew they'd have something special to use for my Tyson nugget Christmas tree.  I found these awesome chocolates dressed up as presents, stars and ornaments.  Also these yummy gummy bears to use for teddy bears under and around the tree.  Definite score!

At Sam's I found they were sampling Tyson Chicken nuggets, encouraging customers to decorate them with condiments to make a snowman.  What a cute idea!  You can check out my Google+ photo album of my shopping trip.

On to our Christmas tree!  Quick and easy to make.  You'll need 25 chicken nuggets to make this festive tree. (I added a few extra just in case.)   Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes or until sizzling!

Using a large platter to make your tree on arrange 9 nuggets in a concentric circle.

Top that circle with 7 nuggets, then 5, then 3 and finally with a single nugget on the top!

Then its time to decorate your tree!  I topped ours with a large dark chocolate star.

Added presents to the bottom, ornaments to the branches and threw in a few teddy bears for good measure.

Check out our totally awesome, easy to make Tyson Chicken Nugget Christmas Tree!  You'll also see I've added a few holiday decorations and some dipping sauces to complete the scene.

Not only do you get a cute holiday meal your kids will love, by just adding a simple side dish like mashed potatoes you have a complete meal including dessert.  Now that's what I call a win-win.  A quick easy meal that everyone will eat without complaint.

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  1. I love the Christmas tree idea! That would be a great centerpiece for a party table!

  2. Very cute idea! I like the dipping sauces in front.

  3. quite a complicated dish to make but really worth it once its out on the table the kids were fighting over who got the last present under the nugget tree defiantly going to be done again for many Christmases to come!"