A new twist on a classic and perfect for busy families. Reclaim the dinner table with mac and cheese stuffed baked potatoes! Add some BBQ chicken or bacon for extra protein and get a weeknight dinner on the table quickly. “I want to tell you about my day!” His excitement was palpable, and I just wanted to soak up every bit of it. Every bit of his emotion that went all the way through his fingertips. Every bit of his bright eyes watching me, waiting for me to listen. Every bit of his words as he weaved the story of his day between bites. It’s moments like this that make all the effort of a family dinner table worth it.
While I don’t always make lists of resolutions for a new year, I’m all about creating actionable goals. And this coming year? One goal is being more present with my little ones. And that means enjoying more conversation ’round the table. Even if it’s trying to differentiate the made up stories compared to the actual happenings in my three year old’s life or playing referee between four kids wanting to talk at the same time.
My aim for our dinners are simple, recognizable ingredients in everything we whip up in the kitchen, yet I don’t want to spend so much time at the stove that I can’t enjoy our dinner table together. Our farmhouse table to be exact. It’s become the center of our family life. And I want to keep the bustle around it, which is why between making delectable treats I like using uncomplicated options like Horizon organic macaroni and cheese mixes and classic bites I know my family likes, sometimes just meshing it together in different ways. Take the baked potato for example… Opened up like a bowl, topped with a creamy party of protein mac and cheese, and a few added options like BBQ chicken, chili or bacon (perfect for a leftovers night!), I can get dinner on the table in no time.
Tell me, have you played with versions of mac and cheese before? What flavors have you made? If you try, I’d love to hear, just snap a pic and tag me on Twitter, Instagram or wherever you like to share 😉
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