Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday's Taco Bar ($7.40)
This time I did have a couple gripes - I forgot to buy black olives - and man oh man, did I hear about it from Jacob. He LOVES black olives. And I was a bit disappointed in myself that I had not gotten an avocado somewhere this week - mmm, the avocado has really become one of my favorite foods ... I used to be disgusted by the green gem, but now, bring it, baby! When I was shopping on Saturday the avocado offerings could have doubled as yard sculptures (ROCKS) they were so hard, and I forgot to request them from any other shopping trips, so my taco was sans avocado! (this was NOT a personal challenge to see how many times I could use the word Avocado in a paragraph, but I did use it alot, didn't I!)
Anyway, here's my 'secret recipe'!!!
1 package ground turkey ($2.49)
1 package taco seasoning ($.33)
1 heart of Romaine Lettuce (.63)
1/2 red pepper (.55)
1/2 jar salsa (.75)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese ($1.10)
1/2 cup sour cream (.25)
1 pkg crispy taco shells (we used four from the box - .33)
1 pkg soft shell taco shells (we used six $.66)
1/2 can black beans (.30)
Most people also put fresh tomatoes and black olives in their tacos. Add in those plus the Avocado and maybe fresh cilantro and you're STILL under $10 for a great taco feast! Can you go to Taco Bell for less than $10 for four people? Didn't think so!
(I don't personally eat taco shells - strange issue for me ... here's my solution! that's a HUGE taco salad with 2 1/2 cups lettuce that packs just 234 calories 16 carbs, 8 fat, and 23 protein)