Weeknight Dinners

Build Your Own Tostada

Tostada night is a common one around here. We enjoy it because:

  1. It’s Mexican food, and Mexican tends to be easy for nut-allergies
  2. You get to make your own
  3. Beer pairs well
  4. Easy + fast

Tostadas are just like tacos, except they are giant, round, crunchy, corn tortillas that you eat like New York style pizza. Messy yet delicious.

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I like to have plenty of options, so for last night, we went with:

  • McCormick taco seasoned chicken
  • Spiced black beans
  • Shredded cabbage from the garden
  • Lime wedges
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes from garden
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • LaBanderita Tostadas

If you’re purchasing these tostadas, they can be found just about anywhere, even Target. To note, they come in a giant sleeve; I haven’t been able to find a smaller size. So, either plan on having tostadas a few times in a short period of time, have friends over, or find a good way to store these. I haven’t found a super good way to store em, so we had tostadas like 3 times in 2 weeks. The kids don’t mind and they also taste great with ground beef, beans or firm, pan fried tofu.

And since I’m a marketing-minded person, PRESENTATION!!! It’s half the battle to getting kids to eat. So make it look good, you’ll feel good about it too!  I like using these Sur la Table prep bowls an extra dish or two to rinse out isn’t that big of a deal when it comes to making your serving station look pretty.

Have a happy and safe holiday weekend – we will be enjoying one more time at the pool. Cheers and stay tuned for next weeks abbreviated menu board!

 

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