Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen - Link Up #23 - Family Taco Night

Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady and I are joining forces each Tuesday to bring you the Kids in the Kitchen 
link up each week. Please feel free to link up your family recipe posts - we want to encourage families to enjoy cooking and eating together. Let's get the family back to the table! 

                   Stirring the pot #kidsinthekitchen     Grading cheese #adventurzinchildrearing #kidsinthekitchen Tacos #whatsfordinner

Family taco night is a favorite in our house. It's an easy - and even kind of a "cheat" in the homemade category - but we really enjoy it. I buy a big container of the taco seasoning at Sam's club to have on hand. Then I pick up shells when they go on sale - or use corn tortilla's cooked to a crisp in the oven. 

We add re-fried beans, sometimes homemade from dry pinto beans slow cooked on the stove.
(and sometimes from a can - just don't tell anyone) 

Even the youngest children can help place shells or tortilla's on a cookie sheet. Our kiddos love using the slap chop to cut onions - and also the cheese grater. Our oldest can carefully use a big boy knife to chop lettuce. I stand beside my 7 year old as he enjoys stirring the meat and adding the seasoning. 

Other toppings include tomato, black olives, sour cream, and guacamole or plain avocados! 

We like green beans as a side dish or corn on the cob! The meal is tasty and fun - but the fact that every time I say "Taco night" the boys seem to think it's a party - is the best part! Enjoy your family dinners this week! 

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Text links are also fine! Kids in the pics are great fun - but not required I am pinning away and sharing your 
recipes. I try to leave comments on each blog - but cannot always manage to make it around to each one. 
Please do try to visit at least a couple of others to encourage them and get to know your blog neighbors 
There are some fantastic recipes being shared here and I totally appreciate y'all!!!

I'm linking with these fine blogs: Today's Creative Blog, Making Memories with Your Kids


Sarah Avila said...

We love Taco Night at our house too!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Kelli,
I am sure this is so-o-o delicious! Thanks for hosting. I am happy to link up again. Have a great Tuesday.

Hyacynth said...

Yes! Taco night is a winner here, too! And one we can all enjoy because it's wheat free. :)

Kelli Becton said...

Yes Hyacynth! we make sure to use the corn tortilla's - Sara and Judy- happy to have y'all!

Lisa said...

We love Taco night at our house! That reminds me that it is about time to have another one! :-) Thanks for hosting. It is fun to link up with each other every week. Hope you and your family are well! :-)

Carrie @ young living oil lady said...

YUM!!! We will be right over! If we leave now, we might make it in time for dinner... just cook slow (takes us 5 hrs remember?!)
Love and hugs! :)

Pamela said...

I'm a "big girl" who loves tacos, too. It's so sweet to see the children helping.

Kelli Becton said...

Come on over Carrie! miss you- Pamela - we love spending time in the kitchen together! thanks

Anonymous said...

We LOVE tacos around here!

I remember when I was a kid Tacos were my favorite because I got to pick and choose my own toppings...gave me power over what I ate! Love it!

Kelli Becton said...

It is a fun dinner ;) kind of a "cheat" for the link up - but we're all busy sometimes - right? ;)

Joy said...

We love taco night at our house! My kids also enjoy cooking and helping us in the kitchen. I am thankful they love to cook as much as I do! Loved this link-up. May have to participate next week! :)

Kelli Becton said...

Oh Joy - I hope you do participate - we get loads of wonderful recipes!

Carrie said...

Oh, how fun!! Such a great idea to have taco night. Thank you for sharing at Happy Family Times!!