Playdate of the month: Cooking w/ Family & Friends
Written by: Anne Book
September is a transition month in Chicago indeed.
New routines are happening everywhere, the days are shorter and cooler, and for many of our children, it’s back to school. So why not embrace a new ritual as you settle into Fall.
Cooking with friends and family is a great experience all through life. Why not create a new play date plan for Fall by initiating a weekly, bi-weekly, or even monthly kitchen gathering for family and friends.
Ideas to get you started:
*Stay in touch! Invite friends that you met over the summer or knew from previous schools, camps, activities, etc. Staying close as our children shift into new routines is important.
*Mix it up. Perhaps a younger child has this as their special play date because older siblings are busy with their routines and friends.
*Select your recipe and make a list for just those items. Make a special trip to provision for your goodies as a planning activity with your kids.
A fun and easy recipe below to get you started from Salad People.
1 standard package of tortilla chips- ( small, flat round work best).
One 15 ounce can refried beans
1 cup guacamole
1 cups fresh salsa
1/3 pound grated cheese
- Lay the chips on a plate
- Spoon a small amount of refried beans
- Spoon on dabs of guacamole and salsa
- Sprinkle on some cheese
- Eat open faced, or add chips on top to make “sandwiches”
Makes enough for six snacks for hungry kiddos.
Image Credit: arthouseamerica.com.Posted on September 05, 2011 at 10:48 AM