Monday, October 27, 2014

144.2…Homemade Taco Seasoning

We decided to have tacos on Friday night for dinner. I discovered that I didn't have any taco seasoning on hand. No problem! I just made my own. It's a good way to use up those spices in your pantry. :)

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. corn starch

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions:

1. Mix all your ingredients together.

2. For tacos, brown ground beef or turkey in a pan. Once the meat is almost cooked through, add your taco seasoning along with 3/4 cup of water. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the mixture thickens. 

Printable Recipe

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To go along with my tacos, I made spicy rice (recipe to come):

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Breakfast Saturday morning was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter.

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We dropped my son off at basketball practice then went to Champagne Bakery for breakfast number two. I  wasn't super hungry so I ate half of my smoked salmon quiche and brought the rest home. The fries went to my daughter. 

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We then went to his basketball game where they won! 

Later on my husband picked up Luna Grill for lunch. I had a Greek salad with a chicken kabob. My usual.

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That night, my son had some friends spend the night. We ordered pizza from Leucadia Pizza. I wasn't super hungry so I only had one slice with ranch dressing. Have you ever had pizza with ranch dressing? It's incredible. 

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For breakfast on Sunday morning, we made the kids pancakes. I munched on Bernice's Pumpkin Bread while cooking so that ended up being my breakfast. 

The kids got picked up, then we drove to Bates Nut Farm for their pumpkin patch and corn maze. We had never been there before and I was immediately excited about all their food choices!  I immediately tried some roasted corn with cream, parmesan and lime. So good!

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I also shared a loaded baked potato (with cheese, onions, salsa and sour cream) with my husband. I wish I could have captured a photo of it before we started attacking it. It might possibly be the best baked loaded baked potato I've ever had. The kids had a great time and we picked out our Halloween pumpkins. 

When we got home, we changed into Halloween costumes and went with some friends to our club for their Halloween Fall Festival. We enjoyed a delicious buffet for dinner.

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I had a cupcake for dessert. The event had a pretty legit haunted house that scared the cr*p out of me. It was a great event. 

Monday already huh? I need a rest from my crazy weekend! Breakfast this morning was pineapple Chobani yogurt, Almond Coconut Granola, strawberries and blueberries. 

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After I took the kids to school, I went to Cardio Muscle class and then picked up some groceries. The kids had a half day at school, so I took them to lunch at Pei Wei. I had a cup of wonton soup:

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I decided to give their sushi a try. I had a spicy tuna roll:

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As well as a wasabi crunch roll:

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Not bad. I'm not a big Pei Wei fan (tired of it) so the sushi was a nice change of pace. 

Do you make your own seasonings at home or do you buy the packets in the grocery store?

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