Taco Night!

Ever since I made the the salmon black bean tostadas last week and wasn’t too crazy about them, I have been craving a delicious and spicy Mexican meal.  Mexican food is definitely one of my favorite cuisines, so I am considering making a Mexican meal once a week (Mexican Mondays, perhaps?). 

To satisfy my craving, I decided to make tacos.  When I was getting ready to make them, Matt asked if he could cook tonight.  I have to be honest, I really wanted to cook, especially since this blog is only a week old, but he gave me the cute puppy dog eyes. 😉  Just look at him in action.

Matt & Ashlee’s Tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 jalepeno chopped
  • 1 tbps. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Oil

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in pan.  When hot add ground turkey and cook until almost browned.
  2. Add peppers, onions, garlic, and spices.  Matt added about 1/2 cup of water to the mixture because he felt it was a bit dry.  Cook until onion is brown.

Then you’re ready to make a taco!

We had soft tacos on whole wheat tortillas.  For toppings I had out Greek yogurt, salsa, green onions, and cilantro.

I also made some rice to go with the tacos by mixing 1 boil in a bag pouch of brown rice with 1 can of mexicorn.

MMMmm…I love taco night!  Matt went back for seconds they were so good!  Since, Matt is kicking off his mini vaca, we decided to have a little cocktail (or two)!  I wanted to buy the Skinny Girl Margarita that Bethenny Frankel makes to go with our Taco Night theme, but they didn’t have any at the liquor store I went to.  I made up this little tropical concotion instead.

Tropical Cosmo

  • 2 parts Smirnoff Passion Fruit Vodka
  • 1 part Ocean Spray Diet Cranberry Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 part triple sec
  • splash of lime juice

Whenever I make martinis, I make them ahead in a Nalgene bottle & stick them in the freezer.  At that time, I also stick the martini glasses in the freezer so we can have a nice frosty glass.  😀

Ohhh…I also wanted to point out that I do not have my camera at the moment, so all the pictures so far have been taken with either my phone or iPod touch.  Hopefully I will have the camera soon, so the pictures will be 100 times better!

I’ll be making Chex mix to bring up on my ski trip, so come back tomorrow!

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