Tostada night is a common one around here. We enjoy it because:
- It’s Mexican food, and Mexican tends to be easy for nut-allergies
- You get to make your own
- Beer pairs well
- 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.
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
- 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!