It's not very often that I make a meal for dinner that the WHOLE family enjoys, we've got some picky eaters in our house (hopefully that will change as they get older) and it makes things difficult at meal times to try and please everyone. Stack Ups, however are an absolute family favourite. It gets the thumbs up from everyone and we all like to eat it in different ways. I owe it to my Mother-In-Law (with 7 kids and a few picky eaters, this was always a winner in her house too!) for introducing me to it way back when Jaron and I were just dating. I don't think I started cooking it myself until a couple of years ago and it has been a winner ever since.
STACK-UPS RECIPETo prepare, all you have to do is make/cut up bowls of the following foods (of course, you can add more or less depending on what your family likes to eat):
** Tomato-based mince mixture (mine is always different, usually minced meat, onion, garlic, herbs, spices, beef stock, can of tomatoes, can of red kidney beans, etc. or you could add a sachet of taco seasoning mix if you want it more mexican.)
** Corn chips (I try and steer away from the highly flavoured kinds - we like the Mission brand at the moment)
** Lettuce (shredded)
** Tomatoes (diced)
** Cucumber (diced)
** Carrot (grated)
** Cheese (grated)
** Sour cream
The "real" way to eat it is stacked up high on your plate (hence, the name Stack Ups)...
The kids like to separate everything on their plates and are a little choosier with what they include...
However you choose to eat it, I can guarantee that it is a meal that will please everyone and you can still ensure that you're getting lots of fresh veggies to keep you healthy!