Mondays. Not great blogging days. Not much to share that's interesting.Now it's early Tuesday and there's not much to add, except that I'm really busy.
Mom said I should share my recipe for dinner last night. Easy, easy, easy - and yummy.Takes less than 20 minutes to fix.
Frito Taco Salad
1 lb. ground beef [or chicken, or black beans]
1 packet Taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup onion [optional]
sour cream [optional]
Fritos [simply leave out if you're going low carb]
Brown your meat [or beans] and add 1 packet of Taco seasoning mix. If you have time, chop up an onion and brown at the same time. When the meat is cooking, add about 1/2 cup water, which makes it moist.
I probably shouldn't have included avocados in the ingredient list, but I like to mash up avocados, sea salt, and fresh lemon juice, and add it to the salad.
When the meat is done, you just start the layers. I put Fritos on the bottom, then meat. I put small dollops of sour cream atop that and then spread it with the back of a spoon so it's a thin layer. Next, cheese, and the avocado mixture on the side. Or you can add the avocado mixture as a layer, then cheese.
Figuring out the layers is the fun part. You can also take a jar of salsa and make that a layer. You can get some lettuce and add that layer.
Michael ate a HUGE helping of this salad.
** Tips regarding avocados: Make sure the avocado is ripe by pressing your finger on the end. It should depress easily. If not, don't cut it. If it depresses easily and the little stem button pops out, perfecto. Holding the avocado in your left hand, take a big sharp knife and sink it into the avocado, and leave it. Carefully rotate the avocado until the knife has halved it, then pull out the knife and pull apart the halves. Take the knife and strongly hack into the avocado pit, and pull it out, or just use your hands. Now comes the easy part. Holding the avocado half over a bowl, skin side on top, squeeze the avocado until the middle pops out into the bowl. Keep squeezing until all of it's in there. Add your sea salt and lemon juice quickly, to keep it from turning. I like to also add some onion powder.
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