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Taco Thursdays…

4 Apr

I could act like we have designated meal nights, but that would be a bold-faced lie to convince you that I have my act together.

Tonight I made tacos, today is Thursday. Purely coincidental alliteration.

I also managed to eat three scoops of ice cream for under 75 calories! More on that later…

These Tacos were quick and easy and I had everything on hand! For someone who doesn’t meal plan or purposefully grocery shop, it’s a match made in heaven! Deciding on tacos in this house used to mean committing to a night of preparing 500 toppings. It left me feeling sweaty, used and staring at that extra baggie of shredded lettuce for a week. I’ve had a fish taco obsession lately so this was a quick way to mimic the simple fish taco recipes that I love. It also had two huge advantages: I didn’t have to change out of my hole-y leggings and put a bra on OR listen to my husband tell me we are eating out too much. He turned to me tonight while preparing his fifth taco and asked, “Why are these so good?” That, my love, is the taste of money in your pocket.

Act Together Tacos

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of frozen chicken (or so… I used what was left in a bag of thighs)
  • 1 packet of chicken taco seasoning (or some chicken seasoning with a dash of chili powder)
  • 1 pack of tortillas (I used some white corn tortillas)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used half pepper jack, half white cheddar)
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1/4 white onion, finely chopped
  • salsa, to taste

1. Place the frozen chicken in a pot and fill with water just enough to submerge the chicken. Cover the pot and place on high heat for 20 minutes.

2. While the chicken is cooking, shred the cheese, chop the avocado and onion, and sandwich some tortillas between two generously damp paper towels.

3. After 20 minutes, drain the chicken and return it to the pot. Season the chicken with a packet or spices and use two forks to shred the meat, if you notice any pink centers as you shred, turn the burner back on until chicken is cooked completely.

4. Microwave the towel-wrapped tortillas for 45 seconds to 1 minute.

Build some tacos and enjoy!

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Then, to congratulate myself on being so damn coordinated, I dug into three scoops. Three very miniature scoops.

You see, we still have these little cups and spoons hanging around from a fun DIY ice cream activity at our rehearsal dinner, since we had to order around 1000 of each minimum. My 4 year old goes crazy over them but that’s nothing compared to my excitement for making miniature versions of some of my favorite things. ¬†Tonight was three adorable scoops of sherbet (a tablespoon measure made the perfect scoop), a quick squirt of whipped cream and some fun sprinkles. And I enjoyed it all for less than 75 calories. Perfect end to That Taco Thursday That Happened That One Time.

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