sunday suppers

Tonight’s sunday suppers is brought to you by taco salad.  Another super simple easy recipe with plenty of leftovers to eat throughout the week.  The inspiration for this recipe comes from one of my favorite bad reality TV shows Married at First Sight.  I just love this show.  It’s so crazy experimental but really interesting to see how it all plays out.  If you’ve never seen it I’ll give you a quick run down.  Three guys and three girls are matched up by 4 experts and have to get married without ever seeing or talking to their partner.  They don’t even get to know the other persons name until they are at the altar in a legally binding marriage.  It’s on the 3rd season and out of the first 2 seasons, only 2 of 6 couples stayed married.  What I think is interesting about it is that the couples are matched by experts who interview and analyze and question hundreds of people and then come up with 3 matches.  Then throughout the process the experts meet up with the couples and help advise and guide them through the whole crazy thing.  There are some couples you root for and others you want scream at the TV “what did you think you were getting yourself in to?”  This season, I’m rooting for Tres and Vanessa.  They’re so cute together.  And Tres is the inspiration for this weeks sunday suppers because he made dinner one night for Vanessa and it was taco salads.  And it made me really hungry for one.
taco slalds

Tres used Doritos in his taco salad, I used Lime Tostitos. He also used ground beef but I prefer to use ground turkey. It was cute too in the episode where Tres was browning the ground beef so Vanessa helped out by chopping tomatoes and other fixings. Kind of like how I cook on sundays and my boyfriend helps out by chopping and stirring and whatnot.
taco meat

Along with the taco salads, I made my every single week go to item-breakfast casserole. I also threw in the turkey meatballs and sauce to simmer on the stove and I made chicken fried rice which are both becoming weekly staples as well. A friend of mine from my bar made some chicken fried rice and gave me the recipe and I’m going to have to share it with you because it’s a similar recipe to the one I shared with you before but a bit more flavorful. So all in all, my sunday suppers this week took less than 2 hours in the kitchen and we have a whole weeks worth of food to eat. Hooray!

taco salad
Taco salads
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chipotle powder
Combine all 6 spices in a small bowl. Brown ground meat and season with the spices. Let cool slightly and add to your salad.
I used lettuce, sliced black olives, salsa, jalepeno pepper slices, shredded Colby jack cheese, and lime tostitos. Other options- diced onion, diced tomatoes, sour cream….Any other suggestions?

taco salad

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