2 February, 2015
Taco TuesdayComments : 2 Posted in : food, funny, humor, tacos, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Rueb
So, for my first meal, I decided I would make tacos.
It was either going to be tacos or nachos, but seeing as the boyfriend and I have repeatedly forgotten to buy tortilla chips, we settled for tacos and resigned to buying tortilla chips another day (…probably).
I had seen my mom make tacos from a kit in the past, and it seemed easy enough: buy meat, cook meat, presumably spice meat, put fixins in bowls, warm tortillas, serve. Le voila — Tacos.
One of my girlfriends and I went to Walmart and picked out ingredients — lettuce, salsa, meat, cheese, tortillas, and taco spice. I was going to buy a kit, but apparently, the Walmart in my town doesn’t carry tortilla-only kits, and anyone who has ever tried knows that eating hard-shell tacos is a booby trap which leaves you with a lap full of Mexican food.
At home, I set the first ingredients out on the counter and got to work. As I mixed the spice packet into the meat, I realized that I probably should have bought more beef than I actually did. For the past several months, the boyfriend had been out of state, working at an internship, so I had to think in terms of single-person portions. Apparently, I was still thinking that way. I ended up with about two tacos-worth of meat, covered in about four tacos-worth of spices. The result was very salty, *but flavorful*, taco meat.
- It takes more than 1/2 pound of ground beef to feed two college students
- Walmart is an unreliable source for taco-sized tortillas
- Spinach isn’t so bad on tacos
- I do still remember how to cook ground beef
- I really like nonstick pans
- For $0.97, I could probably have afforded to use only half of the meat seasoning packet and thrown the rest out…