I know, I know, it's only Thursday. But we are going out to explore the ruins of Palenque for a couple of days, so I thought I'd do Freezer Food Friday today.
My family loves tacos! American tacos. We also love all the different kinds of Mexican tacos we have tried here, but I haven't tried to freeze any of them yet. I am talking about the ground beef with a Taco Mix Packet variety. And then you have your shell of choice (we like soft flour tortillas), shredded cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce, sour cream and maybe a little MILD salsa. My kids eat them up.
And here's the thing, you can freeze the prepared meat. I know, you're thinking, "But tacos don't take that long to prepare anyway, why would I freeze the meat?" It makes tacos even faster. Seriously, you can have the whole thing on the table in like 6 1/2 minutes and not have a pan to wash. Cut up a cantaloupe or watermelon and voilá. Dinner is served.
So, the next time you make tacos, instead of preparing 1 lb. of ground beef, do 5 or 6 lbs. and freeze it. You can also make it go further and add some anti-oxidants by throwing in a couple of cans of diced tomatoes.
Here are my other ideas regarding tacos:
- cut up fresh spinach instead of lettuce
- fresh cilanto-yum yum
- in addition to the meat, add refried beans as well
I'd love to hear what your family does with tacos!
And now, here is a picture of my favorite kind of Mexican taco I have tried here:
I can't remember what they are called (maybe No Cool Story can help me out here, except for that I know the food in Mexico is totally regional and she is from Veracruz which is nowhere near Small Town). You start with a fresh corn tortilla, fry it in a little oil; top it with some fresh tomato sauce (just tomatoes boiled in water and then blended up in the blender), top that with some shredded roast beef meat, then diced onions and then some kind of stinky white cheese that crumbles easily (Help me out here No Cool Story!). They are delicious in spite of the stinky cheese. I can eat about 6 in a row if I'm not careful.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend! I'll report on Palenque soon.