Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tasty Tuesday: Taco night!

Throughout college every Tuesday was "Taco Tuesday." Fast forward a few years and when I first lived here Linz and I would go to Nick's Crispy Tacos (side note, best tacos outside of San Diego) every Tuesday to continue the tradition. When Nick's started catering more and more to the bridge and tunnel crowd (nothing wrong there) and changing their reggae to top 10 greatest hits, we scrapped taco Tuesday in lieu of other Ts (Thai Tuesday, tilapia Tuesday, etc.)

This week, with Lis in town and "family dinner" very in order, we decided to re-introduce Taco Tuesday. Phew!

Now that you're caught up to speed, here are the tasty (and easy!) specifics:
Tacos - beef and turkey:
  • In separate pans saute onions, then add the meat
  • Salt to taste (no taco packets - too many chemicals)
  • Saute until browned
Taco toppings:
Chop up and add the following to small bowls for people to build tacos themselves:
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1c shredded cheese (my fav is tillamook)
  • 1c shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 white onion
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa (I skimmed and didn't make it fresh this time)
Taco shells:
(Trader Joes sells great organic corn tortillas)
  • In a pan heat olive oil
  • 1by1 heat shells on both sides
  • Place on a plate between paper towels to remove excess oil
Serve all family style and enjoy! The best part of family dinner? Extra hands for dishes :) Thanks Lis and Jamie!


J Bordewyk said...

I was still dreaming about those tacos this morning!! Thanks so much for hosting dinner!

Krafty said...

That was so fun! I'm really missing you girls. Our internet has been down since I returned so I'll get back on my blogging!