Monday, May 18, 2009

Taco Tuesdays

Every Thursday night my husband and I eat at a local restaurant called "Las Margaritas". We eat at it on Thursday because Thursdays are $1 taco night.
Of course.... that is a ground beef, hard shell taco for $1.
I usually have carnita tacos, and he has carne asada tacos, which are $2.50 or more tacos. Add rice and beans and a margarita or two.... and well, $1 taco night adds up to $25 or more. It just sounds so good... "we're going to $1 taco night!" "Yep, tonight is $1 taco night." "Hey, you wanna go to $1 taco night?"

Last Thursday, I met a friend for lunch and we went to "Chihuahua's", another Mexican restaurant in town. At the same time my husband went to Taco Bell for lunch. Guess what? We STILL went to $1 taco night at Las Margaritas that night.

Are we stuck in a rut? Or, are the tacos that good? OR, do we love Mexican food-- especially tacos-- that much?
I think we really love the flavor of Mexican food.... true Mexican food is best.

Even after a week of many tacos, I'll still make them at home. Tacos are so versitille. How easy and tasty is it to eat something rolled up or folded up in a tortilla? You can put almost anything in a tortilla. A warm flour tortilla and some peanut butter? Yum
A warm corn tortilla with some Mexican sour cream.... YUM!
My daughter in law, Mara (not the one who just had twins) makes a great "Chihuahuan" taco. They have mashed potatoes in them. I'll make them for next month's "Taco Tuesdays".
But this month....
....I just made up some quick shrimp tacos.

I took some sour cream...... when I am feeling like making something with a special touch, I'll buy the Mexican Sour Cream in the Mexican section of your market. It's a bit creamier than what you can buy in the dairy section. It's really good.

I took the sour cream and added some seasonings to make a sauce. I used the chipolte seasoning, and a tad bit of cumin, added the seasonings to the shrimp, grilled the shrimp, fried up some corn tortillas, stuck them in the middle of the tortilla, added some avocado, lettuce and tomato. (I used a Caesar salad from a bag ) and some fresh lime squeezed over it all.

That's it.
Tacos are usually my fast "go to" food, when I need something easy. I served the shrimp tacos with some fresh pineapple and mango. I thought it was a real "fresh"tasting meal.

If you have a great Taco you want to share, join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for "Taco Tuesdays" at Foods and Flavors of San Antonio.
Gloria has written a great cookbook too! I just got it in the mail and read the whole thing on my trip to Reno this weekend .... no worries...I wasn't driving, my husband was.

It has tons of great sounding recipes which I can't wait to try.

Shrimp Tacos
(there is no recipe... just season, add, chop, put on what you like. I left out Emril's seasoning. )


Donna-FFW said...

Woman after my own heart having margaritas with the tacos!! $1 tacos how can one resist!!

Your shrimp tacos look light, tasty, and refreshing.

Gloria Chadwick said...

$1.00 taco night sounds good to me! You can never have too many tacos. Thanks for sending your shrimp tacos to Taco Tuesdays. I'm glad you're enjoying my cookbook. :)

Cathy said...

I never get tired of tacos either. I love fish tacos and bet the shrimp version is delicious too.

Karen said...

Haha... amazing how fast things can go from $1 to $25! The shrimp tacos look great... my gardener would love them! I actually have some gardening pics to post on Wed!

teresa said...

Delicious! I could eat these everyday!

The Blonde Duck said...

I LOVE tacos. We have Mexican food all the time--in SA, you can't escape it!

girlichef said...

Definitley not in a rut...I could eat tacos every night if the opportunity presented itself!! And mmmm, margaritas...$1 tacos...amazing! What a great story of how your blog got its start :)

HoneyB said...

It looks so good! I wonder if I could get Grumpy to eat tacos if I made this recipe?

Lynda said...

Mmmm, I love tacos too, and I usually make them or taco salad every week. Yours look so fresh and yummy!

Netts Nook said...

$1 taco and 30$ worth of margaritas my kind of dinner just kidding. Your taco's look great why go out.

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