Guys, I want to talk to you about something very important today. Some of you may have a taco-shaped hole in your heart, and I want to tell you how you can fill that from the comfort of your own home, because that’s how much I love you.
Since our family isn’t exactly traditional when it comes to celebrating Christmas, we ended our Christmas day with this spread, and I think you deserve to know how to have such happiness as well. So here you go.
Any shredded meat will do, but if you really want the flavors to blow you away, use the Chipotle Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork mentioned in my previous post. Other meats pale in comparison.
If you wanna be fancy, have some fish or shrimp available as well. And if you do, invite me please.
The other important thing is making sure you have good tortillas. Don’t use the ones from Aldi, if possible. Either find yourself a Latina to make you some, or check out that little Mexican store you drive past. I bet they have good tortillas. Tacos are traditionally made with corn tortillas, but if you want a bigger variety you could try both corn and flour.
Now you get to be really creative; this is the most fun part, in my opinion. There are so many greens that are good on tacos, but here are a few suggestions to get you started.
And of course, pico de gallo, sliced avocados, and any random pickled vegetables you have are always delicious.
Ahh, the sauces completely make the tacos. Without sauces, culinary life would be a bleak, arid, howling wilderness. Here are a couple you will want to try:
- Blend bunches of cilantro and lime with sour cream.
- Mix chipotle sauce with sour cream until the spice tickles the back of your throat.
- And of course, have a bowlful of limes cut up to squeeze over everything.
Be creative. Pretty much all savory things are good when mixed with sour cream. But do not eat ranch on your tacos or the taco mafia will hunt you down.
And that’s how you have a taco bar. The beauty of it is that it can be as elaborate or simple as you wish. If I’m missing any of your favorite taco components, please clue me in!
P.S. Forgive the terrible quality of photos. There are times for picture taking, and times for digging in without wasting time. Also there are times when your iPhone won’t focus properly but you love the picture anyhow. 😀
A year ago: Me, From Rosie’s Perspective