Why is Taco Tuesday such a big deal?
Why is Taco Tuesday such a big deal? With everything going on in the world these days, it’s easy to see why families spend so much time apart from each other; busy schedules, video games, and the internet take up most of our kids’ time nowadays. However, it doesn’t have to be that way; in fact, you could use one specific day of the week to bring your family together and enjoy some quality time with them – we’re talking about Taco Tuesday of course
The meaning behind Taco Tuesday
Taco Tuesdays are considered one of America’s most treasured family traditions. The tradition of Taco Tuesdays, however, has its origins in another major American tradition: football on Sundays. Back in 1962, a group of friends invented something called Taco Night to pass time before watching their favorite football team—the Dallas Cowboys—play each week. Before long, more and more people heard about Taco Night, and it spread like wildfire across Texas until it became part of our weekly calendar on Sunday evenings. Today, we honor that small invention that brought people together by celebrating with tacos during every week of every month. For families who only get one meal out together per week, or for families who sometimes don’t have time for family meals, taco night helps strengthen bonds between individuals within those families. It provides an easy way to create new traditions that can enrich your relationships and provide opportunities for fun conversation. Making taco night a staple of your family ritual also gives you an opportunity to honor Mexican culture at home—even if you aren’t Latino yourself!
Cooking brings us together
Families who spend time in front of a stove together on Taco Tuesdays—or any other night of the week—are usually closer, happier and healthier. This is because spending family time around cooking dinner forces you to talk about your day and connect with each other. Families that cook are also more likely to eat healthy meals, rather than drive-thru or pizza deliveries. Cooking as a family gives kids many skills they’ll carry throughout their lives. These benefits can last long after childhood too; college students that have access to their own kitchen tend to be more creative and outgoing than those who don’t have similar privileges. People who like food are generally well-rounded individuals, so try sharing some laughs over meals made from scratch! If nothing else it will make for great stories later in life. Be a part of #tacotuesday tradition today!
Easy Fun Dinner
Family dinner doesn’t have to be an elaborate affair, and it doesn’t need to take hours to prepare. Keep it simple, easy, and fun with these ideas: Tacos: Whether they’re homemade or store-bought, tacos are fast, fun, and easy. They can include just about anything you have in your fridge. If you use pre-packaged taco shells or tortillas you don’t even need an oven or stovetop.
Easy Ways to Celebrate
Don’t feel like cooking? Why not order tacos from your favorite restaurant and bring them home to enjoy together as a family. It’s easy to make taco night something fun and special, regardless of how much time you have. Whether it’s game night, movie night or just another evening after work, making it a weekly event will be something your family looks forward to. You can even put out all sorts of toppings and sides for family members to pick and choose what they want on their own customized meals. You can make tacos in individual pots on your stovetop or in large crockpots for family gatherings, too! Top with fresh lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and guacamole (if desired) to create a meal everyone will love no matter what their taste buds are craving that week. And don’t forget that freshly made salsa is an excellent topping too!
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