Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Making Family Dinner - You Win Some, You Lose Some

By all means, I'm not a cooking expert. The crockpot is my friend, even though my family tires of those meals pretty easily. But I do have some crockpot meal winners in my repertoire. And definitely some losers:

Nonetheless, I try to plan weekly meals, based on the boys' evening sports/activities and who will be around that night. I'm usually serving dinner 3 nights during the week and my fall back meals are without a doubt: topsy turvy (breakfast for dinner), pasta, and tacos.

Mind you, the taco nights are nothing fancy at all. Taco mix from a box with all the fixings. The boys also like white rice with their taco meat and cheese.

Last week, I'm not quite sure what came over me, but I got oh so fancy and innovative. Instead of plopping all the cooked ingredients on the counter and lining them up assembly-line style for the kids to make a mess their own tacos, I put a scoop of meat, a scoop of rice and some shredded cheese in each of the soft tacos, wrapped them up burrito-style, and baked them in the oven for a few minutes, figuring if the boys wanted fixings (sour cream, guac, salsa), they could just dip the taco instead.

You would've thought I was Mother of the Year. All of the tacos were completely devoured with gusto.

Not 1, not 2, but all *3* of them asked, at separate points and without hearing each other ask first, "Did you get this recipe on Pinterest, Mom?!"

Ummm, no kids. I came up with it Can you even believe what a gourmet chef your mother is?!

...and then the next day, riding on my high of Taco Maker Extraordinaire, I threw frozen meatballs and sauce in the crockpot to serve with pasta. Simple and easy, right? The boys (including my Hubby), literally only ate pasta...without sauce or meatballs.

Thanks for keeping me on my toes, fam.

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