It’s Tasty Thursday but there is no recipe today. Instead I’m sharing how we turned dinner into a taco “party” and sleepover for Big Z. A no fuss approach was all we needed. That and two trips to the supermarket because of me! I left off a few fixings each time. The Hubs was not pleased. This little party reminded me of a valuable life lesson. I get many lessons in life while prepping in the kitchen.
Turkey Meat, taco Seasoning, taco shells and fixings (salsa, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese.)
That’s it. So simple, quick, affordable and fun. Plus it taste so good. I have to point out the red hot blue corn taco shells. I got them on manager special at Kroger and they are delicious. Wish I would have snagged a few more boxes. Will have to check around for them on my next grocery trip.
Big Z was excited to have her cousins come spend the night. The girls enjoyed putting together their very own tacos. I forgot to capture how big their tacos were. So funny. After dinner, they played dolls and dress-up. We ended the night with hot cocoa and marshmallows.
A Life & Love Lesson:
Sometimes the party is more fun without all the planning and stressing. The normal me would have went out shopping for festive plates, faux drink glasses, dress-up items to match a taco themed party and God knows what else. But not this time. Tacos were on the menu anyway. I just set it up like a family style self-serve table with pink paper plates. I had to laugh because the girls were like “Oh Ah that looks nice.” Meanwhile, I was thinking ‘Gosh this is lame!” Kids have a way of reminding us how much fun simple things can be. Even Zoë got in on the taco action. She wasn’t hungry but she was super excited to hang out with the big girls. I bend my bedtime rules on occasion so she can enjoy her sister and cousins. Hopefully she will sleep in tomorrow morning. Who am I kidding; she will be up with the roosters (no we don’t have roosters.) I’m all for kids having fun and having parties just because and now they have taught me how to enjoy it without all the pre-planning madness. Let me go make sure they are not burning the house down.
Have you done an impromptu party for your kids? Tell us about it.
Jen @ The Halfway HomemakerSeptember 25, 2014 at 4:19 PM
I definitely need to relax about entertaining as well. People are just happy with good food and good people, everything else is incidental.
M JOctober 8, 2014 at 3:19 PM
Hi Jen. Thanks for stopping by. And yes, sometimes forgetting all the formalities and extras makes for good old fashioned family time over a fun and simple meal.