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Monday, July 5, 2010

Taco Salad

One of my favorite meals to eat at home is tacos.  I just go the easy route and purchase a taco kit.  Sometimes I get Taco Bell brand, and other times I get Old El Paso.  But I also buy taco seasoning alone for potential new recipes I may find, and I almost always keep corn chips on hand, which makes taco salad a very convenient meal for us.

The taco salad pictured here today was actually put together by my husband.  Hubby doesn't cook at all.  Sometimes when I'm not feeling well, he'll put together some tuna salad or something like that for us. But I've never seen him make an actual recipe.  But he did wait tables for several years, some of which was at a real upscale place, and he discovered he had a natural talent for plate presentations.  In fact, at one of the resturants where he worked, he put together a lot of the plates for their menu photos.

So the other day when we had taco salad, I decided to take a couple of pics of his handy work.  We started with Blue Tortilla Chips. (We usually get white, but we were shopping at Aldi, and they didn't have white.)  Next came the meat mixuture, followed by lettuce, salsa, cheese, and finally sour cream. Yum!

Making a Taco Salad Buffet - By the way, if you're ever having a lot of of people over for dinner, a taco salad buffet would be perfect choice. It's fast, convenient, and fairly cheap compared to other meal choices.  And I never met anyone who didn't like Mexican food, so it's sure to be loved by all!  All you'd really have to cook is your meat and some refried beans.  And then you'd just have to prepare some toppings for the buffet, such as lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, cheese, and condiments.  Very easy!


-Jerri

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