Salad Night: Would This Go Over Well at Your Family Dinner Table?

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Loved Stephanie's recent post on 3191 Miles Apart about her family's regular Salad Night. I'm always looking for ways to spruce up our family meal ideas, and this seems fun.


"It's really an excuse for me to empty out my refrigerator onto the dining table, and see what happens," says Stephanie. "On this particular night we had fresh local lettuce, shredded carrots, avocado, caramelized shallots and corn, bacon crumbles, hard boiled eggs, cucumbers quick-pickled in rice vinegar, goat cheese, toasted almonds, and some leftover roasted potatoes."

I love this fun family meal idea. Even if the kids avoid lettuce altogether, they're still getting lots of other healthy goodies and getting to make choices about food, which is key.

Plus, it's the "do it yourself" part that I think my boys would get into. I really think my 6yo would get into building a carrot and avocado castle and then dropping little bacon and corn "bombs" on top of it, that sort of thing.

Now I just wonder if he'll eat it.

Would "Salad Night" go over in your house? What if you called it "Build Your Own Food Castle" night?

If you missed it earlier, make sure to check out Stephanie Congdon Barnes' home tour here on CafeMom.

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