Summer is so great. Salad from the garden. Beach dinners prepackaged at the grocery store. The 2 for 1 Tuesday Whole Foods pizza deal. Thankfully there are berries in the garden because I’ve been pretty lax on feeding my family interesting, well-balanced dinners. A goal I always implement for September is to get life back on track after a summer of fun. This year at the top of my list for back to school is exciting family dinners.
I wouldn’t say that I’m in a meal rut – I love to cook and develop recipes and experiment. I’ve just been (gasp) lazy this summer. Lazy and tired. So the thought of a meal plan that forces me to experiment is quite exciting. The plan should eliminate stress, save money at the store and get the kids excited for what is to come. Mexican has always been a favourite of the family – making our own tacos to assert our personalities and experimenting with spices, meats and fresh ingredients to excite the tastebuds. (Food fights optional).
So when I created this plan, I’ve slotted in two Mexican-inspired nights. As an ambassador I’ll be developing recipes using Old El Paso dinner kits. I promise to be creative and share our new recipes on UrbanMommies and Pinterest. In the meantime head over to the Old El Paso Facebook page and see how they’re experimenting. Happy eating amigos!
What recipes would you like to see in each of our nightly categories?
Disclosure – I am participating in the Old El Paso Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.