Posts Tagged ‘tacos’

This past weekend was thisclose to being the perfect football weekend. Gamecocks? Check. Bears? Check. Anything resembling a win? ::crickets::

Not only did both teams lose, they lost in an extremely painful fashion. A little piece of us died at the end of both games, and it’s entirely possible we ate our feelings.

 

Nailed It/Failed It: Double Decker Taco Cupcakes

Verdict

Nailed it. Delicious and adorable. I think these are my new favorite way to eat tacos. I also like that they’re incredibly easy to pull together and would make a great (i.e. less messy/awkward) alternative to nachos or dip at a festive event.

Alterations

I skipped the beans so my layers were: wonton, meat, cheese, wonton, meat, cheese. I then topped mine with salsamole while the husband ate his one layer at a time with guac on the side.

 

 

Original recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

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On Sunday, the husband and I took the front yard from this:

before

to this:

after

Yes, we dug up the grass and planted half of what Lowes has to offer in one day. Why? Because we’re hardcore. Or idiots. Your call really. Either way, I’d say it’s pretty obvious neither of us had done a project like this before and didn’t realize just how long of a day it would be. But before we got started, I had a stroke of brilliance and realized the last thing I would want to do after spending all day digging up the yard is cook. Yet I also suspected we’d be ravenous. Thus I enlisted my good friend the Crock Pot (I’d say best friend but Advil’s holding that title).

 

Nailed It/Failed It: Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Tacos

Verdict

Nailed it. These were everything I ever wanted on Sunday – easy and delicious. And yes, I realize it’s a real crap photo but I had just spent 7 hours in the yard and barely had the strength to hit the turn signal in my car. So basically what I’m saying is. . .you can deal.

Alterations

I cooked it on low for 5 hours, skipped the slaw, and served them on tortillas topped with cheese and guac.

 

 

 

Original recipe from Skinnytaste.

The amount of tacos consumed in my house is ridiculous. We should probably feel mass amounts of shame over it, but we don’t. Ground turkey, chicken, crock pot – we don’t really care how they’re made as long as we can feast upon them at least once a week. So when I stumbled upon this taco skillet, there was no question it would become a part of our lives. The only question was, could I make this for dinner when we just had Qdoba for lunch? (The answer is yes by the way. Seriously. No shame.)

 

Nailed It/Failed It: Easy Taco Skillet

Verdict

Nailed it. And since this is a taco skillet, I’m pretty sure that means we can have this and tacos all in the same week. No? Too much? Whatever. You don’t know my life.

Alterations

None other than I obviously got a little carried away on the cheese.

 

 

 

Original recipe from My Food and Fitness Diaries.

My apologies for last week’s disappearing act. The husband’s grandmother passed away and between the mad dash to South Carolina (last minute plane tickets are not cheap by the way) and the insanity waiting for me when I got back to work last Thursday, this blog was seriously neglected. But we’re back in business today!

I’ve mentioned the husband hates fish, right? Like gives me the “woman you done lost yo’ mind” look any time I mention fish hates fish. Unfortunately for him, I’ve been obsessively thinking about fish tacos. I don’t really have an answer as to why they’ve been consuming my thoughts, but they have. And obviously the only way to clear my mind is to tell the husband to trust me and whip these suckers up for dinner.

Grilled Fish Tacos(pinned here)

Nailed It Failed It Grilled Fish Tacos

Verdict

Nailed it. Of course, I’m saying this with the above being the only fish tacos I’ve ever consumed in my life. And with a husband who was not impressed because it tasted like fish. BUT – if you like fish, you should make these. And if you’re the only one in your house who likes fish, you should definitely make these because that just means you get all the leftovers.

Alterations

I followed the instructions for the fish to a T and grilled it on George (yes, my George Foreman and I are on a first name basis). The slaw, however. . .I used Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream and mayo, added the teensiest amount of cilantro rather than the full amount, and used dry broccoli slaw instead of cabbage because that’s what I could find. (Sidenote: these are really good topped with guacamole.)

 

 

 

 

 

Original recipe from Rantings of An Amateur Chef.