I like to give the kids an occasional break from cooking - so I have decided to do Sunday dinner for everyone once a month. Last week, I was inspired by an Oprah magazine article I came across with pictures of a Jennifer Aniston party. It looked terribly healthy and that is a MUST for my family. I don't know quite how, but Reid and I raised up a generation of health food addicts - and amazing cooks. I remember asking Justin, when he was barely old enough to speak, "what's your favorite food?" Response: "Broccy" (broccoli).
So this wonderfully healthy, Mexican inspired party spread looked perfect for my first post-mission try.
Here's what I cooked:
Cavolo Nero and Red Cabbage Tostadas with Spicy Shrimp
Refreshing Salad of Oranges, Cotija Cheese, and Cara Cara Vinaigrette
Grilled Tomat0 Gazpacho
Mushroom Quesadillas on Whole Wheat Tortillas
The successful results:
We grilled some chicken for the kiddies
This orange salad was fabulous! My favorite thing? the toasted pumpkin seeds
James and Henry thought it was pretty amazing
James? Henry? on the right is focused on getting food to mouth. His brother however....
...was more interested in food to floor
What to do after a big meal? Work it off - with a little help
"Resistance" push ups
Food, family and fun - perfect!