Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Friday Night Tacos (Great with Martinis)

Dislike Tuesdays?  Me too.  Apparently most people find it to be the worst day of the week.  There are some very simple ways to beat the Tuesday blues though.  

In my office we introduced "Cake Day".  Every Tuesday one of us brings in home-baked cake. It helps improve the general mood - at least until someone realises mid-way through slice number three that they've just broken their diet.

Another way to beat the Tuesday blues is by planning your Friday dinner.  In our house every Friday is a cause for celebration. Last Friday we celebrated with Martinis and tacos.  Imagine a Mad Men scene set in Taco Bell if you will.  
It is a winning combo. I passed out happy and content before 10. 

The idea came about because I had made
chilli con carne with rice the night before and we had loads left over.  All I had to do was pick up some soft tacos and toppings on my way home.

Tacos for 4 amigos:

8 soft tacos
chilli con carne + rice (leftovers)
sour cream
salsa (recipe for homemade salsa)
guacamole (recipe for homemade guac
freshly grated cheddar cheese

1. Slowly heat the leftover chilli con carne and rice in a pot with a bit of water.  Mix it together and keep a close eye on it as it re-heats.  Or you can make the chilli con carne from scratch (if you do this then you will also have to boil some rice).

2. Make the salsa and guacamole and grate the amount of cheddar cheese you find appropriate (skip this if you bought salsa and guacamole at the store).

3. Heat the tacos in the oven or microwave (look at the packaging for instructions).

4. Put a bit of rice and chilli con carne on the middle of a taco.  Sprinkle on some grated cheese and lettuce.  Add salsa, guacamole and sour cream to your liking. Fold it together and dig in!

The tacos went well with Mr. Sprinkle's Martinis (5 parts Gin and 1 part Dry Vermouth shaken over ice and served with a couple of olives). 

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