Last night’s dinner, if anything, was pure fun. The boys did most of the work as I supervised and the mess was nothing short of epic! I should have taken a picture of the “aftermath” but as I stated on my Facebook page last night, life’s too short to do anything but embrace the craziness! I wouldn’t call this post a recipe but more of an idea of how to get the kids involved and an example that the typical Monday night paleo burger can be just about anything but boring! What can your family come up with?
2 lbs grass fed ground beef
Sea salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to taste
5 eggs, fried
10 bacon strips
4 sweet potatoes, grated
1 pound of broccoli florets
Lettuce mix, sliced dill pickles and tomato slices
Mix the ground beef and spices together and form into hamburger patties and set aside. Fry the bacon, remove from the pan and set aside. Shred the sweet potatoes in a food processor or with a cheese grater. Fry the grated sweet potatoes in some of the bacon grease. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, pan fry your burgers, about 4 minutes per side. Remove the burgers from the pan, set aside and fry the eggs in some grass fed butter or coconut oil. Of course you should have several children helping with all stages of the process and somehow in the middle of the above madness, mix up and bake some of the coconut flour drop biscuits and throw the broccoli on a cookie sheet, drizzle with coconut oil and bake at 400 with the biscuits for about the same amount of time.
My kids stacked up their Fun-burgers like towers and dove in! Little Rowan wanted his burger deconstructed and ate all of his burger parts separately. The point is, good food never has to be boring and getting the kiddos involved, although sometimes hectic and messy is well worth the extra few minutes spent cleaning up and the memories of being together and having fun will last a lifetime.