Great relaxing night tonight!! I didn’t get very much studying done today, which means I have some stuff to do tomorrow, my free day But hopefully I can knock them off in the morning. I finished my projects around 6:30 and started on dinner. I asked myself what I was in the mood for while in Trader Joe’s this morning and tortilla chips came to mind, which made me crave Taco Salad . I put some lean ground beef in the cart and dinner was underway.
I cracked open a Cottonwood Pumpkin Ale and turned on my favorite weekend cooking music: Taylor Hicks’s CD! His season was the only American Idol season I’ve ever watched, and I just loved his style. His CD is awesome! I think some of my happiest moments come on Friday nights when I sip a drink while listening to music and cooking something special.
Our taco salads were quite the assembly. While they had lots of parts, it really wasn’t that hard of a meal to cook –
- Romaine lettuce on the bottom
- Then a pile of ground beef (with chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin, oregano, and red pepper flakes) with some frozen corn, fresh tomato, fresh green pepper and jalapeno.
- Then a pile of homemade guac – avocado, tomato, cumin, lime juice and jalapeno.
- Then some homemade queso sauce made with nutritional yeast (Recipe here – it’s great!)
- Then a dollop of greek yogurt and some hot sauce on top
- And lastly, some flax tortilla chips
Taco salad night is perhaps my favorite meal my mom used to make when I was in high school. She taught me to put plain yogurt on instead of sour cream for more nutrients!
Since it was movie night, we started Then She Found Me with dinner. It was still romantic!
He was a happy camper to have dinner all ready when he got home!
Unfortunately the movie was HORRIBLE . I hated it. Boring plot, bad characters, blah. Now I really wish I’d taken all of your advice and gone back for another!
I had the last big meringue for dessert – but I got a tub of tiny ones at TJ’s today – and also had a few of those!
Not sure what’s in store for the rest of the night. Maybe a little House Hunters! I’m getting tired though – I’ve been up since 5!
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Night all 8)