Let’s talk tacos.
They are my perfect food.
I’d gladly serve and eat them everyday if I could and never get sick of them.
Tacos are just good, easy, fun – and so adaptable.
Growing up we really did have tacos every other night. Ok, maybe not every other night, but at least two or three times a week. At least.
Of course back then they were only straight up beef tacos with a very generous amount of taco seasoning. No tomatoes, no lettuce no avocados, no salsa, no guacamole and definitely no crema.
Just ground beef, flour tortillas for the boys, hard tortillas for Mom and I, a ton of cheddar cheese and salad for Dad, where my mom and I might steal some lettuce from .
Sometimes on very rare occasions Mom and I would get our way and get turkey tacos, but to be honest that only happened if we were able to sneak the turkey meat into the pan without the boys finding out.
Tacos were just easy and everyone liked them. Well not everyone, my dad would alway makes himself salads every night for dinner.
Like every night.
When we were younger we ate boring, boring food. Chicken, tacos, chicken, tacos, steak, chicken and rice with everything. No exaggeration there either. We had rice practically every night and we still have it a lot.
We love rice.
No actually my Mom loves rice and everybody else has learned to love it and want it with practically everything, because of her.
My dad actually likes good food.
Not a whole lot of beef or chicken, but lots of fish, vegetables, tons of spicy food and cheese. But we all love cheese. Cheese is at the top of the food chain around here.
So my poor dad ate salad every almost night for like fourteen years. Then I came in and took over the kitchen and he finally started getting food good enough to retire the salads.
But he still does love a good salad.
In fact this salad is his all time favorite……
Buffalo sauce is his absolute favorite… on anything.
Anyway, we still like tacos around here. We just can’t break the taco habit.
And yes, we still have them once a week. The boys though? Yeah, they still eat them like every other night, but they are picky and will not eat much of anything else.
So these are different.
But I promise the sweetness from the sweet potato is so amazing with the spicy chorizo, like so amazing.
And then with the sweet corn and black bean salsa and the roasted avocado cream?
Oh man, if only you knew. It’s so good.
And so much better than plain beef tacos. That I know for sure.
Plus, there is no oven involved.
Yes, NO oven!! I did it, I made a meal that you actually do not need to turn the oven on for. Can I please get a round of applause?
Ok fine, just make the tacos tonight. You can all clap then!
I love taco Tuesday!