Studies have shown that children who eat dinner on a regular basis (at the table) with their family, do better in school, are less likely to get into trouble, and have a general overall healthier attitude!
In case your wondering, it's 2 nights in a row now for us:)
A few nights ago it was taco salad night at our house. On my last grocery store adventure they had bagged iceberg lettuce on sale for 99 cents! Can't beat that. Although, I prefer buying lettuce in head form or in bundles, I just couldn't pass up this deal.
The first thought that came to mind was taco salad. I hadn't made it in ages, and it's such a simple and easy meal to throw together. The recipe I use (below) says to mix it all together and serve family style....but in our house we each have a different idea of how much "dressing" needs to go on the salad. So, I made it into a taco salad bar. That way we both were happy.
1 lb. lean ground beef, browned/drained
1 bag iceberg lettuce
1 chopped tomato
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. snob salsa, 1/2 c. also set aside
1/2 c. light Western dressing
crushed baked tortilla chips
Cook ground beef and drain. Mix 1/2 c. snob salsa into meat. Place lettuce into large bowl, add ground beef mixture, cheese, tomato and Western dressing. Toss to coat. Upon plating, add additional salsa, sour cream, or crushed tortilla chips.
In other news....
1. Don't forget I'm the guest food blogger on What Kate Ate tomorrow, be sure to check in! If you like pumpkin, bananas, or muffins, you'll definitely enjoy this post - and maybe learn a little more about me!
2. Check out this giveaway! Who doesn't like waffles? If you don't, you're not my friend. Meal Makeover Moms are giving away a Cuisinart Waffle Maker!