Summer brings BBQ, quick meals and salads of all kinds out of the kitchen. It get’s super hot here in CA so during the summer months we are doing everything we can to never turn the stove on. Unless, that is, bread needs to be made,Or cinnamon buns,or a roast. Alright, OK, so I’m not that good at keeping the stove off! Which is probably why the top oven to the double oven isn’t working. It needs to be replaced. 🙁
It’s not on everyday though,really do try to only use it in the morning for breads, and use the slow cooker whenever I can. Stove top is even better, which brings me to the Kid’s Choice summer meal.
The only thing the parents needs to do, is cook the beef, the rest is up to the kids. Try to line everything up so they can make their own, sort of like a buffet, my kids love being able to put only what they want in the salad taco. (cause you know if You put it on, they hate it. It’s something entirely different when they put it on)
It’s as easy as it sounds, Salad Tacos
1lb of ground beef, or turkey cooked and drained, season with your choice of seasonings-taco seasonings, chili powder, or even a packet of Lipton’s, Onion soup/dip mix. It doesn’t really matter, we use whatever is on hand.
**You can use left overs easily, roast, chicken, turkey, even fish. Vary your toppings with the choice of meat and you are set to go!**
Lettuce -We used Romaine because it’s long and easier to use for tacos.
As for toppings, I normally set out about a cup of each
-corn relish (corn with diced red peppers as well as onions)
-Shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
-A blend/mix cheese of different types. They have some for taco’s, the kids like the Italian four cheese blend
Line it all up, and have your kids lay the meat right down the middle of the Lettuce