When I was a kid, our household was big- it consisted of my mom, stepdad, my brother, sister, my grandparents and either my uncle or aunt at any given time. Everyone had different schedules, and having everyone under one roof made for quite the crowd but my grandmother and mom were determined. Everyday we ate home cooked meals- and we ate them as a family. It took some work (and a lot of spacing!) but we did it.
Now I have my own family, just me, the man and our little girl- and yet, eating together has gotten to be almost impossible. Our three schedules are crazy and he works a lot of evenings. Not to mention my daughter’s limited palette and my always on the go/working/I cannot be way from a laptop lifestyle….well, it’s hard! But if my Ita and mami could put together a meal for 8 and have us eat together almost daily, then I could make my family of three do it at least twice a week.
My hubs loves to cook…in fact, it’s what he wants to do. So getting us to settle on a family dinner dish had to be delicious. Sierra Mist Natural has teamed up with Chef Aarón Sánchez, star of Food Network’s “Chopped” and “Heat Seekers” to bring us a program that encourages families to gather around the dinner table to eat, drink and laugh while enjoying delicious Latin-inspired dishes. One such dish, is Chef Aarón’s Chipotle Chicken:
Yum! As soon as I showed that to the man, we scheduled our first family dinner where the three of us would all sit at the dinner table and eat a meal as a family. It has been a long time since we sat to eat together without the distraction of a TV, cell phone or laptop and I am looking forward to connecting with my family again- and over one of our favorite activities- eating!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Sierra Mist. All opinions are 100% my own.