Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kids in the Kitchen - Family Taco Night

I join forces with my good friend Carrie @YoungLivingOilLady each week
to bring you this family friendly recipe link up. It is our desire to encourage
families to cook and eat together. Meals cooked at home are healthier, and time
spent together in the kitchen is good for families!

We use Cooking 101 as part of our family homeschool. I’m teaching the boys to
put together healthy family meals, life skills, and budgeting, as well as teaching them tips for cooking in the kitchen. We encourage real food vs. processed food. Let’s bring the family, back to the table!

This week: 

You may have noticed a fairly regular occurrence in our household is family taco night. Taco night is usually accompanied by a movie and sometimes games. We love our tacos.

The boys have become proficient taco chefs. Everyone has a job to do. We have one who is adept with the cast iron skillet and just the right amount of seasoning – some who handle the sides (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, & avocado) with flair – and even an expert onion chopper upper! They’ve learned to set the timer so the shells will be crispy, but not break apart as soon as you take that first yummy bite. We get excited about family taco night and take it seriously around here.

With that being said, there is no magic taco recipe, we don’t often make our own shells (though we have, and they are lip – smakin’- good) but the thing that is so special about taco night is that we all come together and consider it a favorite. We enjoy it – together.

We cook together often. We try recipes from around the country with our Eat Your Way Through the USA cookbook. We prepare dishes from around the world with our Eat Your Way Around the World book. But it turns out that our good ‘ole American version of the taco – is one of our favorites.

What kind of family fun food makes your family do cart-wheels? 

Join us by linking up your favorite family recipes or tips for cooking with kids! Grab a button from below, on my side bar, or use a text link back to Adventurez. Please visit another participant or more to help encourage each other. I’ll be visiting and Pinning away on our Kids in the Kitchen Pinterest board here. It’s a wonderful resource for finding yummy recipes the whole family will love. Enjoy your time in the kitchen this week!

I'm linking with these fine blogs: Comfy in the Kitchen  Shrinking Kitchen Titus 2 Tues

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