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strina ([personal profile] strina) wrote2011-07-07 07:41 am
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Life Is Ridiculous

Can I just say how constantly hilarious I find it that there's a whole group of people who associate coming over to my house with me making delicious food for them? That people associate ME with "makes delicious food" at all?

Anyway, does anyone have tips for something easy that goes with tacos? Last time I did taco night I did one pound each of chicken and beef and then a small (frozen) cheescake and that was NOT ENOUGH FOOD. And that was four people and Sunday there will be five.

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[personal profile] manycolored 2011-07-07 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Add this to your tacos, and you can probably feed a gazillion.

Buy two bags of tortilla chips. If you feel fancy, buy one bag of blue and one of regular.

Buy a can of garbanzo beans and a can of white beans. Drain them and toss them into the food processor with 3 to 10 cloves of garlic until smooth-ish. Add squirts of some lemon juice, ground pepper, cumin, and salt. You can also add tahini or toasted sesame oil if you have some/like it. Start slow with the add-ins and keep going until it's delicious. Now drizzle in olive oil (green colored virgin will yield the best flavor but it's not necessary) and whirl it in the food processor until it has achieved a texture that's good for dipping and nomming. Uhh you can also buy hummus. Josephs is my favorite, and Sabra is second-best. I have no clue what brands you have by you.

Buy "fancy" salsa from the fridge section. They make all different kinds - my current favorite has mango in it!

Buy 3 ripe avocados (soft but not squishy.) Mash said avocados and add a healthy squirt of lime juice and a healthy shake of Adobo seasoning (or Lawry's seasoned salt.) Some red pepper if you like things spicy. Again, start slow and keep going until it tastes delicious. Minced onion and small diced tomato are good to mix in if you have them, but not essential. Make it right before you eat it, because it will turn a harmless but distinctly unappealing shade of brown as it ages.

Buy ordinary/cheap salsa and some shredded cheese - they even make taco cheese, but cheddar-jack is perfect too. Put together in a bowl and microwave until the cheese is melty.

If you want to impress people with your fanciness, now is the time to snip some fresh parsley and/or scallions on top of the dips before your guests commence shoveling it into their food-holes. :)

Buy some fresh bananas, strawberries, etc, some toothpicks (or use your chop sticks) and a bag of ghirardelli chocolate bits. Wash the fruit and if necessary, cut it up into bite sized pieces. Melt the chocolate bits in the microwave. Lay out before guests; try to avoid losing fingers as the feeding frenzy begins.
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[personal profile] kopernik 2011-07-07 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Grilled polenta, served with salsa, maybe?

Fruit salad, too, whatever's fresh, with some grated lime peel (and a dash of triple sec?) for a kick.