Take to the Table Tuesday: Say Cheese!

by Mindy Lockard on September 27, 2010

In helping my children develop their tableside manner one tool I use to help them develop taste is,

say it with us “CHEESE!”


Who doesn’t love cheese? Or a cheese tasting?

One of my favorite ways to help Elle and Maggie explore their palate is to let them experiment with flavors by making cheese sauces (yes plural) for none other than their favorite dish, Mac ‘n Cheese.

When I take Gracious Living on the road to colleges and universities, I always challenge my students to expand their tableside manner by expanding the foods they eat. Picky eaters aren’t always seen as gracious guests, if we can expand what we eat, it makes dining much easier for everyone.

Check out this video from last September 2009 Manner of the Month, one cheesy dish perfect for expanding our tableside manner.

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Anne 10.01.10 at 7:24 am

I saw you on the Nate Berkus Show on Wednesday! They were talking about online ettiquette for children, and I saw them get a close up of your face! Am I right? I hope you had fun, it’s my new favorite show!

Mindy Lockard 10.01.10 at 8:12 am

Yes Anne, It was me! Thanks for checking in. I adore his show too!

Katy 10.04.10 at 9:51 pm

Mac ‘n cheese is one of my favorite meals. I love creamy mac ‘n cheese, but I haven’t found a recipe I wanted to try. This looks great! Thanks, Mindy!

amanda burdge 10.07.10 at 7:45 am

Came by from the holiday workshop. Will stop by later when your post is up!

Michelle 10.07.10 at 9:27 am

Hi Mindy, I’m linking over from Tatertots & Jello. I enjoyed watching this cooking video. I would love to try this recipe!

Warmly, Michelle

Amy Stevens 10.12.10 at 7:14 am

Great ideas! And I LOVE your apron.

Thanks again, Mindy,


Mindy Lockard 10.12.10 at 9:34 am

Thank you Amy! Just a little something I whipped up before the shoot. Let me know if you make it!

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