Hear that? Yep, school’s officially back in session, and with it comes homework, parent-teacher conferences and, of course, the daily morning scramble to get your kid’s lunchbox assembled. At Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, we know all about working to get people their food on time, but we’re professionals (not saying you’re not a pro, Mom or Dad).
There are the old standbys: PB&J sandwiches, crackers and cheese, applesauce, pudding and maybe a banana. But it’s 2015. It’s okay to spice things up for your little ones. They’ll appreciate you for it, especially when they pull out a total wildcard in the cafeteria, making all the other kids jealous.
That’s right. You’re the parent that packed your kid a taco kit (with some assembly required).
“But wait? You want my kid to assemble his lunch? He can barely tie his shoe!”
Now, listen here. Give it a chance. Not only will this taco kit be a fun and simple way to prepare your kid’s lunch, they’ll actually have a blast putting it together (and will look pretty cool doing it). Here’s what you need to do:
Unfortunately, it’s not wise to get your tacos from Fuzzy’s first (the ONLY time we’ll ever say this), because they’ll most likely get squished and messed up when they’re packed away in a lunchbox. If you’re going to do it, do it right.
So first things first, you’re going to want to start the night before. Think about it. The morning is a whirlwind, and you’ve got to get the kids ready, make breakfast, find that shoe your kid misplaced and get yourself ready at the same time. There’s not a moment to spare for lunch prep.
Start by cooking the rice, then the meat, maybe some onions and other vegetables and finally the beans. While all this cools, grate the cheese of your choice and shred the lettuce. Maybe dice up some tomatoes if your kid’s a fan. Take your shells/tortillas, rice, meat, veggies, lettuce, cheese, corn, salsa and sour cream, etc., and pack them in separate containers. Make sure to put the beans and meat containers in a thermos to keep them warm.
When your kid sits down to lunch, he’ll have his own mini makeshift Fuzzy’s Taco Shop right there in the cafeteria. Because if it doesn’t make sense for us to supply the tacos, we’ll at least teach you how to get the next best thing.
So there you have it, Mom/Dad. Go fire up the stove and get to cookin’ and assemblin’. Your kids will thank you for it mañana. Hasta escuela, amigos!