Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thanks for the laughs, iCarly... and spaghetti tacos!

Big Sis loves iCarly and therefore, so does Little Sis. It's one of those shows that I always resisted letting them watch but they got a taste of it during one of their week-long visits w/ my parents and Big Sis lobbied hard for it ever since. I finally started letting her watch it when she turned 7 (last year) which meant Little Sis started watching it at 4 - doh! Oh well. It actually wasn't SOOOO bad and we were all quite entertained by it - especially the hubby. You could hear him laughing from all the way upstairs when it was on. Well, it was actually kinda bittersweet when the series just recently aired their final episode. Kids! Why do they have to grow up and turn into kissy teenagers?!? :) We laughed, we actually teared up a bit, we ate spaghetti tacos!

When we saw them first eat Spencer's Spaghetti Tacos, we were like "Ok, that's weird." But then it occurred to me, why not give 'em a try? Especially since tacos weren't already in the girls' repertoire, why not try to expand their taste buds? So I made a special spaghetti sauce using my go-to Bertolli's Organic Basil, Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce with ground chicken and all sorts of diced veggies like mushrooms, onions and even kale! Normally girls aren't crazy about it (probably because of the chicken bits) but all of that is totally hidden by the crunch of the taco shell and the shredded cheese on top. And guess what!?!? They LOVED it! We all did! So now I love to cry out: "It's Spaghetti TACO night!!" and just love the girls squealing w/ delight. wahoo! It's one time I don't mind hearing them yell! :)






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In the past, I've always served this on a plate or bowl but it always ended up w/ super messy results. Looked around a bit for "taco holders" but never really ran across any that I liked. But this time it dawned on me to use my EasyLunchboxes, even though we were at home eating dinner. It was the perfect way to eat them. The tacos stayed upright and as long as the girls ate over them (which is the tricky part), the mess was contained! So ELBs aren't just for on-the-go, they are also for eating messy stuff at home! :)

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Christine, aka happyvballgirl :)

This lunch is linked up at:

Following In My Shoes Bento Lunches

4 comments:

Astrid said...

We love spaghetti tacos! And, the kids have eaten them cold in lunches, packed in the ELB. :D

Cristi said...

I have packed them in lunches too, I just pack the hot spaghetti in a Thermos for her to build the taco herself at lunchtime - she even has an iCarly thermos!

happyvballgirl said...

That's awesome, Astrid! May have to try sending them in for lunch, too. :)

happyvballgirl said...

Ohh, love that idea! We have an iCarly thermos, too! :)