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Friday, May 22, 2009

Mocko Taco Buffet Night

Who doesn't love tacos? I know we love them, and they are a quick Friday night meal. That is a good thing because time is something I just don't have much of today. Everything around my house is breaking. This week, the hot water tank went out. The plumber came and fixed that. What he couldn't fix was the leak coming from my fridge. I was so hoping it was just a connection. But no. The fridge is terminal. Great news since we were also thinking the wet spot in the carpet was coming from that leaky roof that needs repair. $$$$$ are adding up. So today, I have been trying to locate a new fridge or used fridge that we can afford. With two kids in college, there is not much money to go around. Refrigerators are expensive. Don't be surprised if you see even more budget friendly meals around the Diner for awhile.

Mocko Tacos are a good cheap meal. We buy our ground chuck for $1.50 a pound at a local meat plant dock sale. We get cheese at Sam's. Tonight's meal featured Joseph's Pita bread as our taco shells, but it is simple to make a few versions of low carb crunchies to substitute. Or even easier, just make a taco salad for the low carbers and regular tacos for the rest. It all goes together in one simple meal.

Here are some ideas to put together a Mocko Taco Buffet for your bunch:

Mocko Taco Buffet
Low carb tortillas
Baked Joseph’s Lavash Bread as tostadas
Salad greens
Cheddar Cheese crisps (shredded cheese melted in a non stick skillet until crisp)
American cheese crisps (sliced cheese microwaved on parchment for 1 minute 30 seconds)

Seasoned ground beef
Seasoned ground turkey
Shredded chicken
Pork Carnitas

Shredded cheese
Shredded lettuce
Sour cream
Salsa– red or green
Diced tomatoes

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