Are you stuck in a rut this winter? Well, you may be stuck in the snow, depending on where you live and for that I am really sorry! But snow or no snow, winter can put you in a funk. The shorter days spent inside can eventually wear on
your spirit and make you tired. And those feelings can transfer to your family members. A happy parent makes a happy home, so you can imagine the opposite is also true.
What do you do when you're tired and you walk into a family slumping on the couch zoning out to television or cell phones? You muster up every last bit of energy in your over-burdened body and get your family (or friends) up off the
couch and on your way to do something fun. And by fun, I mean do something interesting that breaks routine.
Take your kids to a children's museum or to the library and find indoor fun. Or, embrace the chill and go to an ice skating rink! Even if you can't skate, you should get out there and do your best. You might surprise yourself, and
your kids might need a good laugh (at your expense) anyway. Go to an indoor play gym or rock wall and let your family climb, run, jump and play into some of that hidden energy.
Or stir up the pot right at home. When was the last time you popped a big bowl of popcorn and sat down as a family in front of a movie or for game night? Invite another family over to play because social interaction may perk things
up a bit. We tend to hibernate more in cold weather so invite your friends or cousins over and let the bear cubs play!
Make a Case for Taco Night
My kids welcome any excuse for taco night. What kid wouldn't? So parents, put on your sombrero, hang the piñata...or simply put out an easy taco bar. And if
you do, don't forget to top it off with Donna's famous guacamole. This alone makes a great case for having tacos tonight:
Donna's Famous Guacamole
I learned how to make really good guacamole when I was in Mexico, where it's often made at your table. So, when asked to write it down, it was a mental struggle! The measurements are only a guide, since you can customize this to your taste. I seldom make this with less than 6 avocados, just because it's that good, and who knows...might want to get a spoon and just finish it off.
Don't mess it up by putting all sorts of stuff in it. Less is better with this recipe. Just let the avocados be the star. Donna
~ 3 avocados, ripe, mashed somewhat
~ 1/4 - 1/2 cup pico de gallo or chunky salsa
~ Nice fat sprig cilantro, chopped
~ 1 T. lime juice
~ 1/4 onion, chopped
~ 1 clove Garlic, minced
~ salt and pepper to taste
~ Mix together.
~ Put in bowl.
~ Place on table and stand back!
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With Love ... Delilah <3