Weekly Menu for 1-12-14 and Tacos ala Beth Recipe

Sometimes what you plan and how things are scheduled don’t work out. That’s what happened this week with this blog and my menu scheduling. As we didn’t make it to Costco last week we have carrots and celery for fresh veg. Notice the lack of lettuce needed for tacos which is this weeks recipe. So no tantalizing pictures of tacos for you kids.
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Tacos are quick and simple to whip up and if you make your own taco seasonings so much better than what they sell in the store. Think the basic ground meat taco not fancy pants tacos. The kind of stuff I ate when I was kid. I still love the basic taco that I grew up with and make them every once in a while.

The brussels stir fry was a new recipe, no one was super keen on the brussels in it. Give it a try and see if you like it.

Sunday – Tasty Beef, baguette
Monday – Meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, and green beans
Tuesday – Steak, brussels, & carrot stir fry, rice
Wednesday – Tomato soup & grilled cheese
Thursday – Costco
Friday – Easy night
Saturday- Taco Night!

Taco Seasoning from All recipes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Makes about an ounce. I use 1 tablespoon of the mix for tacos. Most people use 3 tablespoons but I find that over powering.

Tacos ala Beth
1 pound ground meat, browned I like beef or turkey.
small can green chilis about a 1/4 of a cups worth
8 oz. tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 tablespoon taco seasoning

Brown ground meat. Add chilis and tomato sauce cook for until juices are reduced. Add 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. Let reduce and its done. Correct seasonings.  While taco meat is cooking: slice lettuce, dice tomatoes, grate cheese, and get any other toppings ready.