This has been a good week, so far, for meals. I've been a rock star with my kids four nights in a row. Pretty good, I'd say. I have several recipes to share, but today I'm sharing Walking Tacos. This is really not so much a recipe as a concept -- one I was completely unfamiliar with until I saw it at Mennonite Girls. Once I read about it, however, I though "Sure, why didn't we think of that sooner." I mean bags of chips have been around since, forever, and taco meat, forever. What a great idea. Of course, you've probably been eating these for forever and are now wondering what rock I crawled out from under. Well, Columbus, Ohio, folks. Cow town. It may be the test market capital of the world for chain restaurants, but we don't think outside the box too much. Taco meat in a bag of Doritos is too far outside the box (or maybe it's just that I don't frequent concession stands where these babies are apparently pretty popular).
Anyway, my kids thought these were the best thing since sliced bread. Or maybe better than sliced bread, since they involve Doritos! I made my recipe for taco meat, fresh salsa, chopped lettuce, spooned some sour cream and shredded cheese into bowls, and voila. Dinner.
Just open the bag of chips and fold down the top (we tried Fritos and Doritos, but Doritos were clearly preferred since we ran out of bags), spoon on the meat, sour cream, cheese, salsa, lettuce -- whatever you desire. Grab a fork and eat right out of the bag -- hence the name Walking Tacos. Peach walked back and forth across the deck just to prove she could walk and eat tacos at the same time.
Add a little fruit, like sliced watermelon, and you have just about the easiest summer supper you could make. A bottle of IBC root beer for everyone even made it slightly festive.