Taco Tuesday

DSC_0985I know, I know it’s not Tuesday. But Taco Tuesday sounds so much better than taco Thursday, plus we ate these on Tuesday. I love tacos for dinner. They are so simple, delicious and most importantly easy. This is a go-to dinner in our household when we are short on time. For years  we used the little taco season packets that you buy at the grocery store. Have you ever looked at the ingredients though? It’s kind of weird considering it should just be spices. One packet we looked at even have caramel color, whomp whomp. Why do you need to change the color of spices?

Taco seasoning is so easy to make and its all spices you probably have already in your pantry. You can make it as spicy or not spicy as you want. I make a large batch at one time and which makes taco night even faster.

On side note, I love that picture of the taco at the top of the post. It looks so lovely and dainty. As soon as I was done taking pictures I piled on about 10lbs of cheese and salsa. I got no shame in my taco game.

Taco Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4oz

Taco Seasoning

This mix is enough for 3lbs of meat. Only 2T per 1lb of meat is required.

Ingredients

  • 1T Chili Powder
  • 4 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3 tsp Sea Salt
  • 3 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Oregano
  • Spicey Version - Substitute
  • 3T Chili Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Red Pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl
  2. Brown ground beef
  3. Add 2T of mix per 1lb of meat
  4. Add 1/4c of water
  5. Stir for a few minutes to allow sauce to thicken
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Light and Fluffy No-Bake Yogurt Pie

Like many women, I’ve been trying to slowly overhaul my diet and cut out some of the crap.  It has been a challenge to change my ways, especially when it comes to my sweet tooth.  So recently I was trying to figure out a yummy dessert that was slightly less terrible than some of the other desserts that I typically eat (I’m talking about you, Girl Scout cookies).  That’s when I remembered an easy yogurt pie that my mom and I used to make when I was a kid.  I won’t lie, the fact that this pie is easy enough for a 5 year old to make was a huge factor in my decision.  Lori is the real cook at Running on Laughter.  If it is more than a couple of easy steps, I just don’t have the fortitude to stick with a recipe.

Ingredients:

1 Premade Graham Cracker Pie Crust

1/2 Container of Whipped Topping

1 Container of Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt

Optional: Frozen or Fresh Fruit

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As I mentioned, this receipe is super easy. Just mix your yogurt, whipped topping and any fruit add-ins together.

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Then, scoop everything into your pie crust and pop the pie in the freezer.  You can choose to thaw it before serving or eat it like a frozen dessert (my fave!).  If you’re feeling really motivated, you could even place some more fruit on top to add visual interest.

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