I try to plan a fun meal for the Friday supper. I let the kids choose or prepare the meal. Previously (before"the twins"), we had FFF (Family Fun Friday). We'd eat a fun meal and play a game all evening or watch a movie with popcorn and snack food. Well, "the twins" kinda put a kink in those plans. Now that they are older we can start this tradition back up again. It will be a welcome return. We, the three older people in the family, are naturally game lovers. The day we bought an old version of Monopoly, we played all day. I won't exaggerate. We played all day. And it was sunny out. And summertime. I know! Bad! We had so much fun! (The big kid giggles when he tells that story.)
Tonight, the big kid requested a seven layer dip and I obliged. I did not get a picture, my apologies. I'm still not used to photographing my food, it's unnatural for me.
I layered it on each person's plate to serve to them, I don't trust the middle kids to be social dippers and refrain from double-dipping and whatever else almost-three-year-olds do to their food. I served it with store-bought nacho chips with cheese melted on them.
Big kid's FFF layer dip
1. Heat and mash a can of beans (I used romano, you can use pinto or black beans or whatever, I think) and mix with some taco seasoning mix and enough water to keep it dippable (about a half a cup). Plop on plate or spread it out on one nice serving dish.
2. Mix half a package of cream cheese with 125ml (half a small container) of sour cream. Spread over bean layer.
3. Chop up some peppers (red or green or both), a tomato and iceberg lettuce. Sprinkle generously on top.
4. Grate about a cup of cheddar cheese and sprikle on top.
5. Serve with nacho chips, homemade or store-bought or a fork.
What are some of your fun foods? How do you like to spend your family fun nights? I'd love to hear about them.