Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Taco Fiesta Time

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Taco Fiesta Time

I will admit, I asked the husband if he wanted "go out" for Cinco de Mayo yesterday, but I was turned down. The excuses came flying - I'm tired, I need to mow the lawn, blah, blah, blah.

Just kidding - the excuses are true, but he's great. And actually when I have the fixins' for tacos at home, why spend the money to go out, right?

Although, I really wanted a margarita.

On ice, no salt.

What is your favorite type of margarita?

So, I threw together some turkey tacos. We are eating a lot more ground turkey these days compared to ground beef. I find it tastes the same, it's healthier, and generally costs about the same, so why not?

Turkey Tacos
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 c. sour cream

Toppings - shredded cheese, tomato, lettuce, more salsa - whatever you want!


I have mentioned here before how I HATE the taste of pre-packaged taco seasonings. Not to mention they are filled with ingredients I cannot pronounce and oodles of sodium. Therefore I skip that step and just dump some hot salsa and some cool sour cream into the meat and call it good.

Perfect, in my opinion!

I didn't get my margarita last night, but I did have my eyes set on an ice cold beer sitting in the fridge....but after dinner clean-up, baby feeding, picking up, I completely forgot, and pretty soon it was 9:00 p.m.

Maybe next time.

Today, I need to get my White Chicken Lasagna (new recipe!) made for tomorrow's Friday Night Supper Club. I'm thinking I'll have more time today to make it, than tomorrow, and that will give it time to have all the flavors mesh...yum!

22 comments:

  1. i like margaritas on ice with salt. mmm i love licking the salt off the glass, hahah!

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  2. Tacos rock. I didn't get a margarita last night either. Bummer.

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  3. Love your taco fiesta - and yes, I love margaritas - but I like them frozen, no ice or salt :D

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  4. Mmmm yum love tacos:) The watermelon margaritas are my absolute fav;)

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  5. The tacos sound great - I am not a fan of taco seasoning either, I make my own. I love any kind of margarita!!

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  6. Ok wow, I think I am the only food blogger on the planet who did not make Mexican yesterday. It just didn't even occur to me. haha

    I like my margaritas on ice WITH salt! hehe Love the salt!

    I get this chicken fajita packaged mix and it has normal ingredients I can pronounce and is low-sodium. Otherwise I agree with you - I just dump salsa in when the meat cooks!

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  7. I love a margarita on the rocks with no salt. I prefer them to be a little more sour than sweet. Packaged taco seasonings are always way salty. P made some the other day and the sodium was out of control!

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  8. Your tacos look YUMMY! I like margaritas on the rocks, and just realized this after having a couple frozen ones last night. "On the rocks" is much more enjoyable :)
    I get turned down by the hubby to "go out" with excuses all the time, so I feel ya! :-P

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  9. Those sounds delicious! I love good Mexican food and I am definitely a taco girl at heart!

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  10. Mmmm....Margaritas! I like mine on the rocks with salt!

    I think that we need to start planning our meals together...we've done a great job cooking similar meals all week long!!

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  11. I rolled with white wine last night. When I do drink margaritas, I like them STRONG on the rocks, no salt.

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  12. Yes, lasagna the 2nd day is so much better!!! I enjoy turkey tacos as well, with my own blend of chili powder and cayenne and cumin. The hotter the better!

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  13. I love frozen 'ritas, no salt, with a shot of chambord. Mmmmm!

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  14. i've only recently tried margaritas, i like them frozen, mango or strawberry or even peach.

    oh and here's a taco seasoning for you that I use all the time!

    http://outtatheboxintothekitchen.blogspot.com/search/label/Seasonings

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  15. My new favorite margarita is Jalapeno Grapefruit, which is just jalapeno-infused tequila and grapefruit juice. So good and easy! I like them all, as long as there's no sour mix, here is my go-to recipe for the standard variety:

    http://www.20somethingcupcakes.com/2010/02/the-best-margarita-ever/

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  16. I love frozen 'ritas, no salt, with a shot of chambord. Mmmmm!

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  17. Those sounds delicious! I love good Mexican food and I am definitely a taco girl at heart!

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  18. I love a margarita on the rocks with no salt. I prefer them to be a little more sour than sweet. Packaged taco seasonings are always way salty. P made some the other day and the sodium was out of control!

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  19. Ok wow, I think I am the only food blogger on the planet who did not make Mexican yesterday. It just didn't even occur to me. haha

    I like my margaritas on ice WITH salt! hehe Love the salt!

    I get this chicken fajita packaged mix and it has normal ingredients I can pronounce and is low-sodium. Otherwise I agree with you - I just dump salsa in when the meat cooks!

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  20. Tacos rock. I didn't get a margarita last night either. Bummer.

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