Friday, July 19, 2013

Easy Tacos

Still recovering from vacation (and the horrendousness of an overnight bus ride-NEVER AGAIN) sooo let's just make something easy for dinner tonight, mk?
Easy Tacos
I'm picky. And that can be annoying for everyone involved.

People get legitimately annoyed/mad with me because of it. Whenever I'm at the mercy of someone else's food, I dread the moment where I look at everything, and am forced to admit that "I don't like it." I get glares, I get sighs, it is the reason so many of my childhood friends' mothers despised me (I'm 90% sure they despised me). And I feel terrible. It's nothing personal, I say. It looks great! It's me. I'm weird. I know it. I'm sorry. I wish I wasn't like this. And I mean it. I do. Being picky is no fun. It is so not a choice I've made. I'll try virtually anything. I've gotten much better and have expanded my flavor horizons but...end of the day...
I'm still picky. I still am a "super taster" (long story short, my taste buds are extra sensitive so foods others think are bland I tend to love, but I have very little tolerance for bitter or spicy foods, etc.) And this unfortunate reality sometimes means those close to me miss out.

So, I've been making a real effort to make things for Michael that he likes and I don't, because it's not fair to subject him to my limited food choices.
Easy Tacos
One of the things Michael misses the most from home that his mom would make for him, is tacos. He was always lamenting how he could really go for a taco. So I called his mom and found out, oh hey, her recipe is ridiculously simple. I can do that. So I did! Season some ground turkey, cook it up, throw it on a tortilla and top it. Michael was happy. And I was happy because he was happy. Everyone wins :).

 Easy Tacos

From Michael's mom

Easy Tacos
  • Soft flour tortillas
  • Ground turkey
  • Some water-to keep turkey from drying out
  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • salt and pepper
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, etc. etc.
  • Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  • Add ground turkey and water to the skillet. Season generously with chili powder and onion powder and salt and pepper, amounts to taste. Cook until evenly browned and cooked all the way through. Do not drain.
  • Assemble tacos. Eat!
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