Annika & Angie
OK here’s my recipe for my tacos ground turkey meat with garlic powder, seasoning from Costco, chili powder to taste, and then chopped up tomatoes and onions with shredded cheese and Tapitio on small taco size flour tortillas
On Tuesday, we experienced our first haboob. Matt was out working on our sprinkler system while I laid out our taco spread on the table. Christopher chose these yummy nacho cheese & ranch flavored shells to try. Just as I set the ground beef on the table, all phones in the house blared alarms of the dust storm. I looked out the window and saw an orange wall coming at us. Matt rushed inside, and we all stood at the large sliding glass door watching the air fill up with this orange desert dirt. In all the excitement, I forgot to take a picture of our yummy tacos. They are a regular meal in our house given that I can have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Take it from me though, they were delicious. Christopher ate five tacos; I walked away at three. Leftovers make a quick taco salad.
Homemade taco seasoning:
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup of water
1lb ground beef
Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Nacho Cheese and Ranch.
This turned out to be an interesting meal. Succulent and savory would be the adjectives of the day. I have to give credit where credit is due. It’s all Tremain’s brain child. Chicken tacos with strawberry “salsa”. Nothing remotely traditional but so yummy and oddly refreshing. Everything about this meal was made with food items that were on hand. No grocery shopping required. So I don’t have exact measurements and I may not remember every ingredient. But the basics are here and you can improvise and give it your own distinct flavor. Cooking on the fly. Pleasing to the palette and we’re satiated. I made up the rice dish to go with. So a bonus recipe if you so desire.
Chicken tacos with strawberry salsa and rice
The night before (or morning of) pour a few glugs of olive into a large bowl, add fresh lemon juice, lemon pepper, minced or powdered garlic, and a dash of sea salt( I used sea salt that also has dried flower petals that Gigi gave to me). Stir and mix thoroughly. Baste boneless, skinless chicken breasts with the marinade or place the chicken in the bowl coat with mix and cover and place in fridge overnight. I then placed the individual greats into foil along with sliced onions, lemons and strawberries. Tremain placed them on the grill and allowed the chicken to cook through. The onion and strawberries will be cooked but not mushy. Remove the chicken add more lemon pepper, seasoned salt, and Italian seasoning. Discard lemon slices. Take the juices, onions, and strawberries and them in a bowl. Mash up the strawberries with a fork. Add some brown sugar, mustard and a glug of soy sauce. Allow the chicken to grill as you’re making the salsa. Once the salsa is ready remove the chicken from the grill. Allow it to cool slightly then shred it. Warm tortillas on the grill. Assemble with the chicken, salsa, freshly grated Parmesan. Serve with rice and fresh avocado. As for the rice. I used Arborio rice. Follow the directions for cooking it. Add a packet of Sazon seasoning, fresh minced garlic, grated carrots, celery, green onions and bacon. Top with a little Parmesan.
This meal was truly a joint effort. Tremain out performing himself at the grill. And I made a rice dish that could have been a meal unto itself. Summer cuisine at its finest!
So a conversation came up several years ago in my house. If you could eat only one food what wold it be. The husband and step-daughter both said tacos. So many different ways to make them.. I thought I’d put that to the test. And they are correct. Oh the many ways to make a taco.
Homemade taco seasoning for the tacos.(Ancient Chinese secret)
Mexican Street Corn Salad with AvocadoIngredients
Happy Saturday and don’t forget to spend time together..
Anni & Angie, Nikita, Amy and Georgia
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