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What’s a girl to do when she has to do dinner, pronto? Open the fridge, dig out the leftover taco meat and whoa-la – Taco Casserole! It was a hit with the boys and tasted pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
For those that care – here’s the recipe:
- Taco meat – about 1 pound cooked and seasoned
- crushed tortillas or leftover taco shells
- shredded cheese
- sliced black olives
- diced tomatoes
- shredded lettuce
1. Spread taco meat into casserole dish. I pre-heated the leftover taco meat in the microwave since I was pressed for time.
2. Spread with black olives and diced tomatoes.
3. Cover with crushed tortillas or taco shells.
4. Spread about 1 cup of shredded cheese over that.
5. Place in 400 degree preheated oven for about 15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven, spread shredded lettuce and salsa over top.
For Tom’s birthday, I got him a new cart for his quad. The old cart, made of metal and attached by a pin that we always manage to lose somewhere in the woods or the field, had seen better days. He wanted one that attached via a trailer ball to the quad and I found this one. Mind you, his birthday, as many of you know, is in January. This has been sitting in the box that it came in since then, waiting for “some assembly required”. He finally got around to it this weekend which was fine since even though it is quite manly, I don’t think it could have handled the snow we had on the ground.
It is pretty big, and he is pretty happy with it – plus it makes a great wagon to move people, too, evidently.
It evidently makes a comfy lounge chair also and hooks to the truck – it’s a multi-tasker!
As a special treat this Mother’s Day, the two older boys had their Spring piano recital. The boys take lessons from two neighborhood high school girls (what better motivation for teenage boys than teenage girls to impress each week?) The girls, who are sisters, hold a recital at their home. The students, about six, and their families gather for some music, snacks and conversation for the afternoon. It was a nice way to spend Mother’s Day afternoon.