Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Taco Night and Nasty Nachos

Last night was Taco Night. I adore Taco Night. It's such a cinch to put together, yet so satisfying. And I love all the pretty colors in a taco bar. It just makes me happy!

Our taco bar consisted of flour tortillas, Morningstar veggie crumbles with taco seasoning, refried beans, homemade pico de gallo, and roasted corn (just a drained can of corn sauteed in a hot skillet until brown and toasty, and spiked with a little chili powder). It doesn't get better than that.

I used the leftovers to make a modified batch of Nasty Nachos, by layering crushed tortilla chips, the veggie crumbles, drained and rinsed black beans, the roasted corn, and pico de gallo. And repeat. I covered it with foil and stuck it in the fridge until this evening, then popped it in the oven when Brad called to say he was on his way home. Yum! I'm not a fan of leftovers in general, even the "on purpose" kind of leftovers, where you cook something with plans to use it in another recipe later in the week, but this really hit the spot.

The original Nasty Nachos recipe is far better, using canned cream style corn instead of regular kernel corn, and saucy salsa instead of pico de gallo, but this was an excellent way to use up the leftovers. Sadly, Meg dropped her full plate TWO TIMES on the way to the table, so there aren't any leftovers, but accidents will happen, and at least we have two always hungry dogs to clean up the mess. ;)

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