This past weekend I had planned a fun little barbecue/picnic with my family at the park but alas it was not in the cards, as the weather decided not to cooperate. We didn’t let that stop us though, we had a picnic indoors and I let my 7 year old, Vincent, help me prepare everything. He’s really into cooking these days. I have encouraged him as much as possible by allowing him to come into the kitchen with me and teaching him a few things here and there. I had to get over my fear of him making a mess, and it was hard, let me tell you, but it’s really brought up his self esteem a lot and I can see the pride in his eyes when he see’s with his own eyes what a great job he’s done.
Because the following is such an easy recipe it was perfect for him. By incorporating a lot of different colors and options in our food and teaching him how to plate foods so that they look tempting, he’s more willing to try new things because he put effort into creating them. Even little brother & sister are more apt to try new things because they look up to big brother & want to be just like him. Sneaky mom aren’t I?
For this recipe you’ll need to head to your local store and pick up New Steamfresh® Protein Blends – Southwest Style. We also threw in the new SteamFresh Flavor Full Barbecue Corn and Buffalo Cauliflower to have on the side. How could I resist? I picked mine up at my local Meijer, and as I explained to you last week, you can find these right in the freezer section! My local Meijer had just about every Birds Eye product imaginable.
A little About Southwest Style Protein Blend
New Birds Eye® SteamFresh® Flavor Full Protein Blends – Southwest Style consists of a blend of whole grains, black beans, corn, lentils, red bell peppers, and sauce. It smells sooo delicious coming out of the bag you’ll be tempted to dig in right there, and because it already has it’s own sauce you don’t need to add extra spices unless you want to.