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At the Picnic Table This Memorial Day

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At the Picnic Table This Memorial Day
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by Boys Town ContributorMother of eight-year-old son and six and one-year-old daughters

tags: Connecting with Kids, Family, Mealtime

At the Picnic Table This Memorial Day

Teachable moments can come from a wide variety of sources, including other parents. From time to time parents write blogs for us that we think you will find interesting, useful, or entertaining. Please enjoy this post from a fellow parent.

At the Picnic Table This Memorial Day

Summer gets busy for families with barbecues, pool parties and sporting events. Especially over Memorial Day weekend. This Memorial Day, carve out some time with just your immediate family for a nice meal at the picnic table (weather permitting of course). In the craziness of the holiday, pack a meal and go on a picnic. You might like it so much you’ll make a tradition out of it.

Here’s a great recipe where you can do all the prep work at home and assemble your tacos on site: http://www.ro-tel.com/recipes-Carnitas-Tacos-6465.html

If you are really adventurous, give each of your kids a “taco challenge”. Have everyone create his or her own filling for a street taco and bring along each in its own containers for the picnic. At the picnic bring small taco shells and everyone can taste test each family chef’s creation. Now, don’t be upset if you end up eating a taco filled with bananas and fruit loops, it’s the experience that counts!

If you have older kids, try out some new taco recipes:

http://www.ro-tel.com/recipes-Easy-Breakfast-Tacos-7626.html

http://www.ro-tel.com/recipes-Grilled-Shrimp-Tacos-6771.html

http://www.ro-tel.com/recipes-Ground-Turkey-Tacos-7417.html

All recipes are provided by ConAgra, a partner of Boys Town in getting families together at the table more often.

If you have kids that hate to cook then just get outdoors and have some food and conversation. Visit the Boys Town dinner table guide for more ideas and conversation starters.

http://www.boystown.org/at-the-table
http://www.boystown.org/parenting/guides/at-the-table