Two things I really, really love. Tacos + holiday themed food. If you’ve been following for some time now, then you know I’ve got a thing for tacos. If it’s Tuesday, I can almost guarantee we’re having tacos in some shape or form. Homemade tacos. Maria’s Taco Tuesday. Taco salads. Scroll down and bit and I linked up some of my favorite taco recipes from xoxostacyb.
Thing #2 you also know, I’m a complete sucker for Holiday themed dinners + treats. My now 12-year-old has had her fill of spooky treats. And I have to admit, I can’t get the reaction I used too…lol. Maybe I need to have another kid? Nahh!
This year, I wiped up Monster Tacos. Just your average taco. Any kind of meat will do. Toppings, the more the merrier.
Honestly, I’ve had to become the 30 minute meal mama the last couple of weeks. We legit have maybe 30 minutes between Bay’s Volleyball games + Faith Formation class on Tuesdays. So I’ll let you in on a little trick. I went to the Nugget on my way home from the gym. Bee lined it for the salad bar. They have cooked chopped chicken for salad toppings. I diced it up a little smaller. Threw it in the skillet with some taco seasoning to warm it up. Bam! Done! I used the leftover chicken over salads + quesadillas for lunches the next day.
In case you’re looking for some Taco Tuesday inspo, I got your back:
I even went as far as making a Taco Pizza once
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef (whatever you prefer)
- taco seasoning
- 12 taco shells
- shredded lettuce
- diced tomatoes
- shredded cheddar cheese
- black olives, halved
- sour cream
Here’s what you’ll do:
Cook meat and season.
Heat taco shells according to package directions.
Fill up the warm shells with meat + all the toppings your heart desires.
Place sour cream in a ziplock bag. (or just buy the squeeze sour cream) Snip the corner tip with scissors. Squeeze two round dollops on each taco. Top with sliced olives and you’ve got monster eyes.
Greek yogurt or a thick ranch dressing will do the trick too!
These could be made in lettuce cups too (if shells aren’t your jam)
Serve with a scoop of warm pinto beans on the side and you’re set.
And if you don’t have a taco stand/holder yet, then you are missing out. It makes it so easy to pre-fill and the tacos. Then when you’re ready to serve everyone can grab and go. Click on the images below of some functional + cute ones I found at good ol Amazon!
Happy Monster Taco Tuesday friends!