Friday, January 29, 2016

Taco Tuesdays

Taco Tuesdays are a regular occurrence in our house, but sometimes the quick dinner turns into throwing the bag of nachos onto the table, opening the bag of cheese, and dipping straight into the salsa jar.  Have you ever fallen into a dinner rut?  Not every night can be a fancy soiree, but you can change your dinners from good to great with just a few tips!

1.  Keep it easy!  

Keep the meal easy, it doesn't have to be a seven course meal!  Buy pre-packaged soft taco shells, queso dip, shredded cheese, and salsa, leave the homemade stuff for a big Fiesta!  Cook up some ground beef/turkey or refried beans - whatever your family prefers.  Chop up some lettuce and tomatoes (or even buy them at the store pre-cut!)  Preparation should only take about 20 minutes!           

2.  Use real dishes!

The easiest way to turn your good meal into a great one is to leave the bags in the kitchen and put your food into REAL dishes!  Yes, you'll have a few more dishes to clean, but the increased loading of the dish washer is worth the great dinner experience!

3. Turn on some music!

Music is an easy way to turn a boring meal time into a enjoyable experience - think about it - all your favorite restaurants have music playing in the background.  Get in the mood of your Mexican flavored dinner by turning on your Pandora - try a mariachi music channel!  Or if that's a little too much Taco Tuesday for you, turn on some back ground music of your choice.  Your dinner time is a time to enjoy!

How do you turn your Taco Tuesdays from good to great?!  Do you have any tricks to make simple dinners into moments to enjoy?

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