Happy Monday! Another busy week of school and fall activities is upon us. We’re still working on our back to school dinner routine. Owen normally crashes late in the afternoon, which gives me a nice little window to get dinner done.
Charlie loves helping Mommy in the kitchen, so these simple oven pork kabobs are a great way to let him help and keep him entertained while getting dinner ready.
For a quick and fun dinner, grab some Smithfield Foods marinated pork at Walmart. All you need is squash, some peppers, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, and pork! The great thing about Smithfield Foods marinated pork is that the timely part is already done! We picked up a Smithfield® Mesquite Pork Loin Filet.
- 3 peppers (green, yellow, red, orange, whatever you'd like)
- 1 red onion
- 1 large yellow squash
- 1 large zucchini
- a handful of grape tomatoes
- 1.5 lbs Smithfield® Mesquite Pork Loin Filet
- Soak your wooden skewers in water overnight. This prevents the sticks from burning in the oven, which can seriously effect the taste of your kabobs.
- Preheat the oven to 375 F.
- Slice up all of your veggies into 1-2" pieces.
- Cut marinated pork loin filet into bite size pieces, about 1-2" squares.
- Thread the marinated pork and vegetables onto your soaked wooden skewers.
- Arrange your assembled kabobs onto a baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray, leaving at least 1" between kabobs on the sheet.
- Cook the kabobs in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning every 5 to 10 minutes.
Charlie and I had a lot of fun making these pork kabobs! I used it as a little lesson. Don’t kabobs look like a perfect chance to talk about patterns?
Of course, if you put your preschooler in charge of dinner, it may take a little longer than the recipe says!
The mesquite marinated pork gives the kabobs a little kick without all the effort and time that it takes to marinate everything. The veggies remain clean and fresh!
Dinner is made easy with Smithfield marinated pork! Of course, if you want to keep it even simpler, you can just toss the pork loin filet in the oven and bake it.
These oven pork kabobs are a great way to have kabobs year-round without having to worry about manning the grill. And my favorite part? Getting the kids involved! When your children are involved in preparing dinner, they’re more apt to eat it!
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