I’m so ready to kick off my favorite season of the year!
Summer means long, sunny days filled with kids’ laughter and time for relaxation. The kids will be tracked out of school soon and we’re already planning lots of fun family days at home and at the pool.
I’m lucky to have grown up only a couple of hours away from the beach, so it has always been a huge part of my life. I have so many memories of beach trips from my childhood and love being able to help my children create their own wonderful memories of the coast.
Whether we’re traveling for a weekend getaway or planning a luau party or beach-inspired picnic here at home, the coastal theme is always part of our summers.
Another way we love to enjoy the coast is with warm, comforting food with our favorite fresh seafood tastes.
As you know, I’m always looking for ways to make days a little more fun for my three kids. I love to make cleaning time, learning time and meal time a little bit more interesting whenever I can.
With that in mind, I created a fun little dish this week that the kids absolutely loved. It wasn’t hard – just a combination of two of their favorite dishes, but putting them together made it a little more fun for the kids.
It’s Popcorn Shrimp with Mac and Cheese:
The kids love shrimp and love mac and cheese, so I knew this would be a hit.
But I had no idea how much fun they’d think it was!
I just made our favorite mac and cheese for dinner. While it was cooking, I popped a tray of SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp into the oven for 10 minutes.
The kids came down for dinner expecting the usual Mac n Cheese dinner and started giggling when they saw that it was a little different.
My two younger kids picked the shrimp off right away and asked for more shrimp. My older daughter tried a few bites of cheesy-shrimp macaroni and said it was really good. She also wanted more shrimp though.
Next time, I’ll be sure to add more shrimp to the top!
Shrimp with Mac and Cheese – It’s an easy meal that kids love!
How are you kicking off summer with your family?
Follow the hashtag #CoastIntoSummer for lots of great ideas for your family!
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