Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Dilemma

Four very nice people are coming for lunch and I want to use my new chicken plates. Okay, I guess I have to admit that I am a bit of a "china-aholic"...but these plates from Marshalls at $3.99 a piece were just too good to pass up and perfect for alfresco dining.

So what would be nice served on the plates? Why a taco salad of course: easy, fast, delicious and perfect for a summer day. Everyone makes their taco salad a bit differently. I like to include the following:

Ground beef; seasoned to taste with cumin, salt, pepper, garlic and chili powder.
Kidney beans
Whole corn
Diced scallions
Grated cheese
Thinly sliced, and lightly fried tortilla strips

Pile it all up, lightly dress with an Italian dressing and serve salsa on the side



  1. Love it! Love it! This is your best post ever! Your photos with the new camera look great! Love the photo of the plate!

  2. That looks incredible! I love Mexican/Tex-Mex and the best I've ever had was in San Diego. My husband and I still talk about the salsa we had at a little restaurant in Old Town. Your post brought back those memories. :)
    Don't you adore Marshalls? We have a T.J. Maxx, but I've yet to find a Marshalls (I've only been in GA for a little over 3 months). I almost cry when I think of HomeGoods...I'm a bit homesick :(

  3. Yes...I do love Marshalls, but it is very dangerous place to go.(-: Even more so now because they have made my local store one of their mega shoe stores - far too much temptation.

  4. i remember seeing these plates during our last visit... this IS one of your best "pics" - new camera?
    OH MY!!! this taco salad looks incredibly tasty! one of my favorite dishes is taco salad...

  5. Ha! The plate and the food match. I love it. I love the plates too!



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